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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 
FIFTY-SECOND 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 
For the Year Ending February 26, 1904. 




LYNN, MASS. : 
Whitten & Cass, Printers 
1904 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



FIFTY-SECOND 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 
For the Year Ending February 26, 1904. 




LYNN, MASS. : ■ 
Whitten & Cass, Printers 
1904 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Index. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, TOWN OFFICIALS AND 
PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



Auditors' Remarks . 
Cemetery Superintendent's Report 
Fire Engineer's Report 
Health, Board of, Report . 
Inspector of Cattle, Swine and Provisions' Report 
Jurors, List of . • . 

Kings Beach Park Joint Committee Report 
Library Trustees' Report . 
Milk Inspector's Report . 
Park Commissioners' Report . 
Police Report ..... 
Public Property, Schedule of . 
School Committee's Report 
Sewer Commissioners' Report 
Sewer Engineer's Report . 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Selectmen's Report .... 
Sinking Fund Commissioners' Report 
Standing Committees 
Street Light Committee's Report 
Superintendent of Schools' Report . 
Surveyor of Highways' Report 
Town Clerk's Records 
Town Clerk's Statistics 
Town Officers Appointed 
Town Officers Elected 
Town Warrant . 
Tree Warden's Report 
Truant Officer's Report 
Water Commissioners' Report 



ERRATA. 

On page 235, under the head of Sewer Department should 
read : 

Holmes & Blanchard Co., supplies . $6,669 4 2 

Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel . . . 102 38 



ERRATA. 

On page 214, under head of Salaries in Health Department, 
should read : 

Nies, Martin E., inspector of plumbing . $353 60 

Stone, Jasper H 8 5 00 



INDEX. 



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Index. 

FINANCIAL REPORTS. 



Assessors' Library 
Assessors' Plans . 
Assessors' Safe 
Assessors' Valuation . 
Beach Bluff Culvert 
Buena Vista Street 
Catch Basins and Gutters 
Cemetery Department . 
Chemical House 
Concrete and Curbstones 
County Tax 
Crushed Stone 
Financial Standing of Town 
Fire Alarm Boxes 
Fire Department . 
Free Public Library 
Health Department 
Highway Department . 
Ingalls Terrace 
Interest .... 
Memorial Day 
Monument Lot, Care of 
Notes Payable 
Park Department . 
Phillips School Medal Fun 
Police Department 
Poor Department . 
Recapitulation 
Resetting Curbstones . 
Road Roller and Stone Crusher 
Roy Street 

Roy Street Catch Basin 
School Department 
Selectmen's Department 
Sewer Bonds . 
Sewer Reimbursement 
Sewer Department 
Sidewalks 
Soldiers' Relief 
Special Fire . 
State Tax 

State Aid, Chapter 372 . 
State Aid, Chapter 374 . 
Statistics of the Town 
Street Light Department 
Street Crossings . 
Street Watering . 
Swampscott Water Works 
Tax Collector's Balance Sheet 
Thomas Road Hydrant 
Town Hall Department 
Town Warrant, July 22, 1903, Art. 
Town Warrant. Art. 15 
Treasurer's Safe . 
Treasurer's Balance Sheets 
Tree Warden . 
Walker Road, Water Pipe 
Water Rates . . / 
Watering Cart . . 



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Elected Town Officers. 



Moderator. 
Edward H. Thomas. 

Selectmen. 

Joseph M. Bassett, Chairman. Clarence B. Delano. 
Martin L. Quinn. 

Town Clerk. 
Milton D. Porter. 

Treasurer. 
Benjamin O. Honors. 

Collector of Taxes. 
George T. Till. 

Auditors. 

John B. Earp, Chairman. Herman F. Ashton. 

L. .Frank Cahoon. 

Assessors. 

Gilbert Delano, Chairman . . Term expires 1906. 

Edward A. Maxfield, Clerk . . " " l 9°5- 

Isaac H. Andrews .... " " 1904. 

School Committee. 

Charles A. Flagg, Chairman . . Term expires 1904. 

Sidney E. Bailey .... K 4< *9°5- 

Daniel E. Burtner . . . . " " 1906. 



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Overseers of the Poor. 

Joseph F. Crowell, Chairman . . Term expires 1904 

Thomas B. P. Curtis .... " 1905 

Charles A. Blanchard ... " 1906 

Water Commissioners. 

William H. Bates, Chairman . . Term expires 1905 

Charles S. Haskell .... " 1904 

Samuel M. Kehoe .... " 1906 

Public Library Trustees. 

Elizabeth J. Hadley, Chairman . . Term expires 1906 

Frank E. Ingalls .... " 1905 

Frank F. Stanley .... " 1904 

Park Commissioners. 

Jerome Paul Jackson, Chairman . . Term expires 1905 

Fred C. Marsh ..... " 1904 

John J. Blaney ..... " 1906 

Board of Health. 

Dr. Frank B. Stratton, Chairman . Term expires 1905 
Michael Haley ..... " I 9°4 

Jasper H. Stone ..... " 1906 

Surveyor of Highways. 
Irving I. Edgerly. 

Constables. 

Samuel T. Harris. Richard G. Gilley. 

Edwin G. Spaulding. 

Sewer Commissioners. 

Aaron R. Bunting, Chairman . . Term expires 1904 

Oscar G. Poor ..... " 1906 

Henry B. Sprague .... " 1905 

Tree Warden. 
George Newhall. 



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Appointed Town Officers. 



Secretary of Selectmen. 
Charles G. Rowell. 

r 

Town Counsel. 
William H. Niles. 

Librarian of Public Library. 

Miss S. L. Honors. 

Assistant Librarians. 
Carl Bain. Ralph H. Russell. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 

George P. Cahoon .... Chief 

George H. Lampard .... 1st Assistant 

Frank L. Chapman .... 2d Assistant 

Forest Fire Wardens. 
George P. Cahoon. George H. Lampard. 

Frank L. Chapman. 

Regular Police- 
Charles H. Dunlap, Chief. 
John C. Whorf. Adelbert S. Hammond. 

Samuel T. Harris. Joseph D. Spinney. 

Charles Connell. 

Superintendent of Cemetery. 
Nathan M. Harris . . . Resigned April 10, 1903 
James P. M. S. Pitman . . Appointed April 17, 1903 



I904] APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS. 7 

Superintendent of Burial of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors. 
Michael Haley. 

Care of Monument Lot. 

Edwin F. Wiley. 

Inspector of Provisions and Animals Intended for Slaughter or Kept 
for Production of Milk. 

James T. Lyons. 

Milk Inspector. 
J. E. O. NlSBETT. 

Town Weigher. 
Theophilus W. Brackett. 

Fence Viewer. 
Orlando R. Millett. 

Surveyor of Lumber and Measurer of Wood and Bark. 

Fred H. Eastman. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Michael Haley. 

Secretary of the Overseers of the Poor. 
Mrs. L. E. Kendrick. 

Secretary of the Board of Health. 
Wilbur B. Adams. 

Inspector of Plumbing. 
Martin E. Nies. 

Agent of Town Hall. 

James A. Mott. 

(Deceased.) 

Janitor of Town Hall. 
James A. Mott. 

(Deceased.) 



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Superintendent of Sewers. 
Irving I. Edgerly. 



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Clerk of Sewer Commissioners. 
George T. Till. 

Registrars of Voters. 
Andrew Olsen, Chairman (Dem.) . Term expires 1904 
George C. Webster, (Rep.) . . " 1905 

Sidney M. Shattuck, (Dem.) . u 1906 

Milton D. Porter, (Rep.) ... (ex officio) 

Inspectors of Election, March 16, 1903. 

James L. Taylor ...... Republican 

Willis C. Paul Democrat 

Deputy Inspectors of Election, March 16, 1903. 

John I. Adams ...... Republican 

Abram G. Stone ...... Democrat 

Tellers of Election, March 16, 1903. 

W. H. Webster ...... Republican 

H. P. Peters ...... Republican 

J. H. Widger ...... Republican 

E. M. Tuttle ...... Republican 

B. F. Rich Republican 

F. V. Porter ...... Republican 

H. B. Martin . . . . . . Democrat 

F. D. Thurston ...... Democrat 

W. H. Collins ...... Democrat 

S. M. Shattuck ...... Democrat 

B. McDermott ...... Democrat 

A. D. Stone . . . . . . . Democrat 

Special Election Officer, Novembers, 1903. 

Martin Nies Democrat 

Inspectors of Elections, Novembers, 1903. 

Ernest B. Thing Republican 

Michael J. Ryan Democrat 



I9O4] APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS. 9 

Deputy Inspectors of Election, November 3, 1903. 

Frank H. Bassett Republican 

George W. Cahoon ..... Democrat 

Tellers of Election, Novembers, 1903. 

A. F. Pine ....... Republican 

F. H. Bassett ...... Republican 

W. H. Webster ...... Republican 

Harry P. Peters ...... Republican 

Frank D. Thurston ..... Democrat 

John W. Thurston ..... Democrat 

Daniel J. Kain ...... Democrat 

Bernard McDermott ..... Democrat 



Constables 



Samuel T. Harris 
John C. VVhorf. 



Charles H. Dunlap, 
Joseph D. Spinney. 



Adelbert S. Hammond. 

Keeper of Lockup. 

Charles H. Dunlap. 



Special Police. 



Richard G. Gilley. 
George R. Hussey. 

AMES A. MOTT. 

J. P. M. S. Pitman. 
Joseph W. Glass. 
John Burnett. 
John F. Ward. 
Lemuel W. Pickard. 
B. G. Pedrick. 
Charles Q. Loud 
Frank Griffin. 
George M. Connor. 
Frank E. Powers. 
Michael Haley. 
B. F. Reed. 



Louis F. Amazeen. 
Elias G. Hodgkin. 
Patrick Cryan. 
Louis G. Clark. 
George H. Reed. 
Edward G. Spaulding. 
Sylvester F. Douglass. 
Horace W. Blanchard. 
George Newhall. 
J. Frank Moore. 
William R. Blaney. 
vSeth C. Kendrick. 
Elmer I. Thompson. 
George D. R. Durkee. 
Wm. C. McNamara. 



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Pound Keeper. 

Jefferson G. Owens. 

Field Driver. 
Richard G. Gilley. 

Dog Officer. 
Richard G. Gilley. 



Standing Committees. 



Committee on Street Lights. 
Edwin A. Farnham, Chairman. Frank J. Linnehan. 

John R. Merritt. Martin L. Qjjinn. 

Frank L. Bonney. 



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SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



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Schedule of Public Property. 



Miscellaneous. 



Swampscott Water Works . 


$180,779 24 


Town Hall and land 


23,000 00 


Public Library .... 


5,000 00 


Soldiers' Monument 


3,000 00 


Hay scales ..... 


200 00 


Portable safe .... 


200 00 


Steel box . . . 


25 00 


Piano ...... 


75 °o 


Standard weights and measures 


100 00 


Treasurer's safes .... 


295 00 


Town Clerk's safe 


75 00 


Collector's safe .... 


50 00 



$212,799 24 



School Department. 



Phillips School and land 


$57,000 


00 


Redington Street School and land 


5,000 


00 


Beach School and land 


4,000 


00 


Pine Street School and land 


4>5°° 


00 


Essex Street School and land 


8,000 


00 


Farm School and land 


2,000 


00 


Land, Essex street, opposite Cemetery 


300 


00 


Chemical Laboratory . 


1 ,900 


00 


Laboratory supplies 


400 


00 


School furniture .... 


2,300 


00 


School supplies .... 


Soo 


00 



$86,200 00 



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Cemetery Department. 

Receiving tomb ..... $2,000 00 

Old tomb . . . . . 20 00 

House . . . . . . . 500 00 

Implements ...... 45 00 

$2,565 00 



Pol 

Nine revolvers 
Forty-eight badges 
Nine handcuffs 
Nine twisters 
Ten billies 
Seventeen helmets 
One gun 
One cap 

Six belts and clubs 
Six lanterns . 
Five chairs 
One table 
One gas heater 
One Public Statute 
Thirty-two dozen buttons 
One stop watch 



ce Department, 



$45 00 

55 °o 

29 00 

9 00 
10 00 

30 00 
20 00 

3 00 
7 5o 
3 5° 
7 5° 
3 5° 

3 00 

4 2 5 
19 CO 

7 00 



$256 25 



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SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



Fire Department. 

Engine house, New Ocean Street . 
Land and storage building 
Mountain Park hose house and land 
Steam fire engine . 
Hose wagon . 
Ladder truck . 

Two crow-bars, 9 ladder hose straps 

hay hooks, 2 hay forks 
One 30-foot ladder 
Two 25-foot ladders 
One 22-foot ladder 
One 20-foot ladder 
Two 17-foot ladders 
One 10-foot ladder 
One 50-foot ladder 
One 18-foot extension ladder 
Four fire-hooks. and poles 
Two axes 

Six coal baskets, 5 hydrant wrenches 
One supply wagon 
One syphon . 
One army coat 
Twenty-two alarm boxes 
Stable tools . 
Fire alarm bell, Town Hall 
Two fire-alarm strikers, one at Tow 

Hall, one at Congregational church 
Three gongs . 
Three tappers 
Four hand chemicals 
Two steam whistles 
Eight horses . 
Three sets double harness 



$6,750 00 
1,500 00 
500 00 
3,600 00 
45° 00 



Amount cai'ried forwai'd 



$1SM34 5° 



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Amount brought forward, 


$19^34 


5° 


One single harness 




00 


One three-horse hitch 


iero 
j 


00 


Eight horse blankets in good order . 


40 


00 


Two old blankets 


3 


00 


Furniture and bedding 


75 


00 


Supplies for batteries 


100 


00 


Five play pipes .... 


100 


00 


Twenty-four spanners 


6 


00 


Two wagon-iacks .... 


6 


50 


Nine lanterns .... 


4 5° 


Thirty-one rubber coats . 


92 


00 


Canvas life net .... 


20 


00 


Life sheet . . . . 


35 


00 


One shut-off nozzle 


l 5 


00 


One shut-off gate .... 


20 


00 


One plaster hook .... 


3 


00 


Thirty-two badges .... 


24. 


00 


One repeater . 


300 


00 


One tape register .... 


60 


00 


Two indicators .... 


225 


00 


One nickle iron bar 


4 


00 


One patent horse collar . 


15 


00 


Old ladders . . . 


20 


00 


18 feet soft suction .... 


12 


00 


One heater for steamer . 


2 5 


00 


One pump ..... 


20 


00 


One hydrant pump 


6 


00 


Eighty-six hydrants 


2,150 


00 


One light wagon .... 


5° 


00 


Hose reel and 300 feet hose, wrench 






and two spanners at John Shep- 






ard's, Atlantic avenue 


200 


00 



Amount carried forward, 



$22,950 50 



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SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



Amount brought forward 



$22,950 50 



Hose reel and 300 feet hose, wrench 
and two spanners at John Palmer's 
stable, Humphrey street . . 200 00 

Hose reel and 300 feet hose, wrench 
and two spanners at Lynn & Bos- 
ton R. R. stables, Essex street . 200 00 

Hose reel and 400 feet hose, wrench, 
one axe, two spanners at Mountain 
Park Hose House . . . 250 00 

Hose reel and 400 feet hose, wrench 

and spanners at Lincoln House . 250 00 

Two hundred and fifty feet hose, 
wrench and two spanners at Evans 
& Cole's stable, Orient street . 125 00 

Twenty-seven hundred feet cotton 
hose, rubber lined, two and one- 
half inch ..... I ?35° 00 

Eight hundred feet cotton hose, rub- 
ber lined, two and one-half inch, 
worthless. 



Chemical House, Phillips' Beach. 

Chemical House and land 
One chemical engine 
Two hand chemicals 
One indicator 
One gong 
Two horses . 
One set double harnesses 
Two horse blankets 
Furniture and bedding 
Supplies 



8,400 00 
2,225 00 
50 00 
90 00 

45 00 
450 00 

90 00 

12 00 

75 00 
160 00 



$36,922 50 



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Highway Department. 



Road roller ..... 


. $3,250 


00 


Stone crusher plant 


. 3,600 


00 


Gravel bank, Marblehead 


500 


00 


Storage building, New Ocean street 


400 


00 


Land with same . . . 


400 


00 


Three street watering carts 


750 


00 


Victor road machine 


150 


00 


Six snow ploughs .... 


2 35 


00 


Tool house ..... 


25 


00 


Two tool boxes .... 


10 


00 


Two sets double harness 


87 


00 


Two sets lead harness 


21 


00 


Five horse collars 


J 5 


00 


One cart harness .... 


I 5 


00 


One four-wheel tip-cart 


: 156 


00 


One-horse tip-cart 


70 


00 


One two-horse roller 


225 


00 


Tools 


3 2 5 


00 


100 ton crushed stone 


125 


00 


Supplies for crusher and roller 


1 - 75 


00 



-$10,434 00 



Assessors' Department. 



Plans and maps 
Safe . 
Desk . 
Table . 
Chairs . 

Cabinet and cards 



$3,000 00 
90 00 
25 00 
25 00 
51 00 
55 °o 



$3,246 00 



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SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 



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Health Department. 



Twenty-one generators 
One wheelbarrow 
One dory 
One pair oars 
Two lanterns 
Four rakes 
Three forks . 
One trowel 
Four garbage pails 
Three garbage barrels 
Lot and house, No. 7 Minerva 
New Contagious Hospital 
Household goods at Hospital 
Carriage 
Carriage shed 

Office furniture (Town Hall) 
Flash light . 



street 



$50 00 

2 00 
15 00 

1 00 

1 5o 
1 20 

1 35 
1 00 

5 00 
9 00 

2,100 00 
2,032 00 
186 22 
50 00 
84 00 
141 00 

3 00 



$4,683 27 



Sewer Department. 



Pumping station 

Pumping plant 

Land at station 

Office furniture and Fixtures 

Material on hand . 



$6,862 64 
7,634 00 
1,144 6 3 
278 32 
S87 49 



$16,807 08 



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Summary. 



Miscellaneous . 
School Department 
Cemetery Department 
Police Department . 
Fire Department 
Highway Department 
Assessors' Department 
Health Department 
Sewer Department . 



$212,799 24 
86,200 00 
2,565 00 
256 25 
36,922 50 
10,434 00 
3,246 00 
4,683 27 
16,807 08 



Total $373>9 I 3 34 



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Records of the Town Clerk. 



Annual Town Meeting, March 16, 1903. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Tozun of Swampscott, in 
said County, GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
-directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections, and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall in said Swampscott, on Monday, the sixteenth day of 
March, current, at six o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act on the following articles, viz : — 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (i) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the year 
ensuing. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors 

for two (2) years. 
To choose one member of the Board of Assessors for 

three (3) years. 
To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 



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To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year ensuing. 
To choose one member of the School Committee for 
one ( 1 ) year. 

To choose one member of the School Committee for 
three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Public Library for three (3) years. 

To choose a Board of Auditors for the year en- 
suing. 

To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for 
three (3) years. 

To choose a Surveyor of Highways for the year en- 
suing. 

To choose three Constables for the year ensuing. 
To choose a Park Commissioner for one (1 ) year. 
To choose a Park Commissioner for three (3) years. 
To choose a Water Commissioner for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Sewer Commissioner for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Tree Warden for the year ensuing. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 

Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" upon the ques- 
tion : Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this Town. 

Art. 4. To hear and act upon the reports of *the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the 
Board of Trustees of the Public Library, the Engineers of the 
Fire Department, the Superintendent of Cemetery, the Board of 
Health, the Chief of Police, the Milk Inspector, the Committee 
on Street Lights, the Water Commissioners, the Surveyor of 
Highways, the Inspector of Cattle, Provisions, etc., the Park 
Commissioners, the Sewer Commissioners, the Tree Warden, 
and the Committee on the 50th Anniversary. 



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Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary 
to defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priations therefor. 

Art. 6. To see if the Town will accept the list of names for 
Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 7. To see what amount of bonds will be required of 
the Town Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow money 
in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 9. To see what amount of bonds will be required of 
the Collector of Taxes for the ensuing year. 

Art. 10. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, if any, will 
be allowed for prompt payment on or before a certain date. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
one hundred and fifty ($150) dollars to be placed in the hands 
of James L. Bates Post, 118, G. A. R., towards defraying the 
expenses of Memorial Day. 

Art. 12. To get the sense of the voters of the Town as to 
whether it is advisable or not to lay out a Town Way from 
Essex street to Columbia street, conformable to plans on file in 
the Town Clerk's Office, or upon any other plan. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will amend Section 2 of Arti- 
cle 3 of the By-laws, so as to authorize the payment of money by 
the Town Treasurer, upon orders drawn by the Sewer Com- 
missioners, or a majority of the members of said Board. 

Art. 14. To see what action the Town will take to fix the 
amount of salary for Town Officials for the ensuing year. 



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Art. 15. To see if the Town will vote to pay George T. 
Till, Collector of Taxes for 1902 the full year's salary. 

Art. 16. To see if members of the Board of Water Com- 
missioners shall be required to provide adequate bonds as is cus- 
tomary with all officers holding in trust the moneys of the Town, 
as petitioned for. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will vote to give a lot of land 
on Pine street to the Woman's Relief Corps for the purpose of 
building a Grand Army Hall, and appropriate money for the 
foundation, as petitioned for. 

Art. t8. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to purchasing a safe and desk for the use of the Assessors, and 
appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 19. To see what action the Town will take in provid- 
ing for and maintaining an additional or auxiliary piece of Fire 
Apparatus, to be stationed in the vicinity of Beach Bluff, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 20. To see what action the Town will take to erect 
and maintain a Fire Alarm Box at the junction of Farragut and 
Ellis roads, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for. 

Art. 21. To see what action the Town will take to erect 
and maintain a Fire Alarm Box at the corner of Thomas and 
Elmwood roads, and appropriate money for the same, as pe- 
titioned for. 

Art. 22. To see if the Town will place a hydrant at the cor- 
ner of Thomas and Elmwood Roads, with eight inch pipe run- 
ning from Burrill street, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for. 



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Art. 23. To see if the Town will place an Incandescent 
Light in Mapledale avenue, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for. 

Art. 24. To see if the Town will place an Electric Arc 
Light at the junction of Ellis road and the State Highway, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 25. To see what action the Town will take to properly 
light that part of the State Highway, which is east of the Rail- 
road bridge, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for. 

Art. 26. To see what action the Town will take to move 
the street crossing across Hump'hrey street, opposite 374 to the foot 
of Ingalls terrace, and that a double crossing be laid instead of 
a single one, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for. 

Art. 27. To see what action the Town will take in placing 
a Double Street Crossing across Maple avenue, where it connects 
with Columbia street, and another at the junction of Burrill street 
and Maple avenue, and appropriate money for the same, as pe- 
titioned for. 

Art. 28. To see if the Town will construct a Street Cross- 
ing, running from 36 to 38 Orient street, across Marshall street, 
as petitioned for. 

Art. 29. To see if the Town will place a Street Crossing 
on Sheridan Road near Walker road, also at the junction of 
Monument avenue and Walker road, and on Walker road near 
Outlook road, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for. 

Art. 30. To see if the Town will accept Phillips avenue 
as laid out by the Selectmen, and reimburse the Phillips estate the 
value of water pipes in said street,' and appropriate money for 
the same. 



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Art. 31. To see if the Town will accept Chatman avenue, 
as laid out by the Selectmen. 

Art. 32. To see if the Town will accept Ingalls terrace, 
as laid out by the Selectmen, and appropriate money for the 
same. 

Art. 33. To see if the Town will accept Grant road as laid 
out by the Selectmen. 

Art. 34. To see if the Town will accept Hardy road as 
laid out by the Selectmen. 

Art. 35. To see if the Town will accept Outlook road as 
laid out by the Selectmen. 

Art. 36. To see what action the Town will take to appro- 
priate money for the improvement of Buena Vista street, as pe- 
titioned for. 

Art. 37. To see if the Town will appropriate money to 
move and repair the old Stone Crusher, or to purchase a new 
portable one, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned 
for. 

Art. 38. To see if the Town will appropriate money for 
a Steam Road Roller, and appropriate money for the same, as 
petitioned for. 

Art. 39. To see what action the Town will take towards 
securing Road Building Material from the owner of land on Elm- 
wood road, near the corner of Sheridan road, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 40. To see what action the Town will take to place a 
Catch Basin on Roy street, near Hillside avenue, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 



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• Art. 41. To see what action the Town will take to procure 
a suitable safe for the use of the Town Treasurer, and appro- 
priate money for the same. 

Art. 42. To see if the Town will authorize and direct the 
Town Treasurer in the name and behalf of the Town to borrow 
such sums of money as may be needed for the use of the Sewer 
Commissioners in the extension of the system of Sewerage, in 
accordance with any vote which may be passed by the Town, 
or for the completion of the system already authorized, and to 
make all necessary provisions for the issue and payment of any 
notes or bonds authorized hereunder. 

Art. 43. To see if the Town will authorize the Sewer Com- 
missioners to extend the Sewer on Orient street to connect with 
the Private Sewer built by Mr. F. P. Farrar on the Jeffries 
estate, and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 44. To see what action the Town will take to reim- 
burse the Sewer Commissioners the sum of Three Thousand 
Dollars, money expended to reconstruct the drain on the State 
highway and Burrill street, money to be raised by loan. 

Art. 45. To see if the Town will instruct the Water Com- 
missioners to sell the whole or a part of the land on Pine street, 
formerly used in connection with the pumping station, together 
with the buildings thereon, and empower said Commissioners to 
convey the same. 

Art. 46. To see what action the Town will take, that any 
one desiring to have a Water Meter, shall be permitted to have 
the same, by applying for the same to the Water Board, and 
shall have it put in, and any person having a meter put in their 
house, shall pay the price of the meter, and the rates shall be the 
same as in Lynn, Mass. No one shall be compelled to take a 
meter unless they wish the same, as petitioned for. 



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[Feb. 20 



Art. 47. To see what action the Town will take toward 
purchasing land for the purpose of making a Play Ground for 
the Town's children, to be in proximity of the Hay Scales, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 48. To see if the Town will instruct the Board of 
Health to dispose of the house and lot on Minerva street formerly 
used as a contagious hospital, and empower said Board to con- 
vey the same. 

Art. 49. To see what action the Town will take, that the 
stage of the Town Hall be provided with a permanent front with 
drop curtain and settings of scenery and suitable drops for the 
interior of the stage, and the arch and side partitions of the old 
stage be removed, and that the Town appropriate Four Hundred 
Dollars for the same. 

Art. 50. To see what action the Town will take in deter- 
mining how money shall be raised to pay for permanent im- 
provements. 

The polls to be closed at sunset. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three 
other public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this second day of March, in the year 
nineteen hundred and three. 

JOSEPH M. BASSETT, 
EDWARD A. MAXFIELD, 
CLARENCE B. DELANO, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 



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Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, to meet at the time 
and place and for the purpose herein mentioned, by posting up 
attested copies of said Warrant at the Depots, Post Offices, and 
thirty other public and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, 
on Friday, the sixth day of March, 1903, the posting of said 
notices being seven days, at least, before the time of said meet- 
ing- 
Attest : RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable of Swampscott. 

♦ 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the Town 
met in the Town Hall on Monday, March 16, 1903, and were 
called to order at six o'clock, A. M., by the Town Clerk, who 
read the Warrant calling the meeting, and the Officers' return 
thereon. * 



Article i. To choose a Moderator. 

On motion it was voted, that the Clerk cast one ballot for 
Edward H. Thomas for Moderator. Having cast that ballot, 
Edward H. Thomas was. declared elected Moderator, and duly 
qualified by the Clerk for that duty. 

The following having been appointed by the Selectmen, were 
sworn to their respective duties by the Clerk : Ballot Clerks, 
Jas. L. Taylor, (Rep.) and Willis C. Paul, (Dem.) Tellers, 
W. Herbert Webster, Frank V. Porter, J. Henry W T idger, Benj. 
F. Rich, Edgar M. Turtle, Henry P. Peters, (Rep.) Sidney M. 
Shattuck, Wm. H. Collins, Bernard McDermott, H. Byron 
Martin, Frank D. Thurston, and Albert D. Stone, (Dem.) All 
requirements of law having been complied with, the polls were 
declared open at 6.15 A. M. and closed at 5.51 P. M., 964 gen- 
eral, and 10 special ballots having been cast. At 8.05 the fol- 
lowing result of the balloting was declared : 



28 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

For Selectmen — Joseph M. Bassett, 509, elected; Clarence B. 
Delano, 613, elected ; John M. Grosvenor, Jr., 436, elected; 
George A. R. Horton, 411; Martin L. Quinn, 434; Frank 
Willey, no; blanks, 379. 

For Town Clerk — Milton D. Porter, 743, elected; scat- 
tering, 2; blanks, 219. 

For Treasurer — L. Herbert Cahoon, 379; Benjamin (X 
Honors, elected, 486 ; blanks, 99. 

For Collector of Taxes— William H. Carroll, 208; Daniel F. 
Knowlton, 222 ; George T. Till, 487, elected ; blanks, 47. 

For Assessor for two years- — Peleg Gardner, 440 ; Edward A. 
Maxfield, 445, elected ; blanks, 79. 

For Assessor for three years — Gilbert Delano, 597, elected; 
Albert R. Ellis, 258; blank, 109. 

For School Committee for one year — Charles A. Flagg, 6i4 r 
elected ; blanks, 360. 

For School Committee for three years — Daniel E. Burtner r 
444, elected; Enoch S. Eastman, 319; blanks, 211. 

For Overseer of Poor for three years — Charles A. Blanchard r 
343, elected; Joseph F. Curtis, 275; David W. Nisbett, 213; 
blanks, 133. 

For Trustee of Public Library for three years — Elizabeth J. 
Hadley, 655, elected; blanks, 309. 

For Sewer Commissioner for three years — Edward H. Curtis r 
418; Oscar G. Poor, 457, elected, blanks, 89. 

For Surveyor of Highways — John A. Cullen, 187; I. Irving 
Edgerly, 441, elected ; James P. M. S. Pitman, 315 ; blanks, 21. 



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For Board of Health for three years — Richard P. Horton, 
428 ; Jasper H. Stone, 450, elected ; blanks, 86. 

For Water Commissioner for three years — Willard C. Chase,. 
321 ; Samuel M. Kehoe, 523, elected; Martin V. B. Stone, 66; 
blanks, 54. 

For Park Commissioner for one year — Stuart P. Ellis, 368 ; 
Fred C. March, 423; blanks, 173. « 

For Park Commissioner for three years — John J. Blaney, 
484, elected; William Granger, 273; blanks, 207. 

For Auditors — Herman F. Ashton, 443, elected ; L. Frank 
Cahoon, 381, elected; John B. Earp, 479, elected; George R. 
Hussey, 344; Ralph E. Maxfield, 280; Bertram C. Melzard r 
282 ; blanks, 683. 

For Tree Warden — James T. Lyons, 315; George Ne\vhall r 
539 ; blanks, 1 10. 

For Constables — Richard G. Gilley, 602, elected ; Samuel 1\ 
Harris, 614, elected; Edwin G. Spaulding, 559, elected; scat- 
tering^; blanks, 1,114. 

License Question — No, 630 ; yes, 172; blanks, 162. 

Voted at 8.15 P. M., to adjourn to to-morrow, Tuesday even- 
ing, at 7.30 o'clock. 



Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Adjourned Annual Town Meeting, March 17, 1903. 

In accordance with the previous adjournment, the voters of 
the Town met in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, March 
17, 1903, and were called to order at 7.30 o'clock by the 
Moderator. 

The records of the last meeting were read and declared 
approved. 

Art. 4. Voted, To accept all reports of the departments in 
so far as they contain no recommendations. 

Voted, To lay upon the table that part of the Selectmen's Re- 
port relating to the Norfolk avenue drain, along the State high- 
way, the same to be taken up with Article 44. 

Voted, To lay upon the table that part of the Tree Warden's 
Report relating to an appropriation, to be taken up with the 
Selectmen's Estimate of General Appropriations. 

Voted, That all the reports of departments be laid upon the 
table to be taken up with the articles to which they refer. 

Voted, To lay Articles 5, 6 and 7 upon the table, and to take 
up Article 8. 

Art. 8. Voted, That for the purpose of procuring a tem- 
porary loan to, and for the use of the Town, in anticipation of 
the taxes of the present year, the Town Treasurer is hereby 
authorized and directed to borrow from time to time, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, at an interest rate not to 
exceed six (6) per cent, a sum or sums in the agregate amount- 
ing to $50,000, and to execute and deliver the note or notes of 
the Town therefor, payable within one year from the time the 
loan is made, and any debt or debts incurred by a loan or loans 
to the Town, under this vote, shall be paid from the taxes of the 
present year. 

Voted, That Articles 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 

2§ , 2 9> 3 6 > 37» 3 8 > 39> 4°> 4 1 * 47> 49> 5° be referred to a com- 
mittee to consist of the Moderator, the Town Clerk, Town Trea- 



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surer, the outgoing Board of Selectmen, the incoming Board of 
Selectmen, and 25 citizens at large to be appointed by the 
Moderator, to report in print to each voter previous to the ad- 
journed meeting to be held in April next. 

A motion to appropriate $300 to place a pipe rail fence around 
the Town Hall lot, was lost. 

Voted, To take up Article 5, and to appropriate the following 
sums as recommended by the Board of Selectmen for the use of 



the several departments for the ci 

Selectmen's Department 

Highway .... 

Sidewalk .... 

Crushing Stone . 

Catch Basin and Gutters 

Resetting Curbstones 

Tree Warden 

School ($2,500 extra) 

Street Watering 

Health, including collection of a 
Police .... 
Street Lights 
Poor , 
Fire, receipts, etc. 
Town Hall, receipts, etc 
Concrete and Curbstone 
Cemetery . 
Library, receipts, etc 
Care Monument Lot 
Memorial Day . 
Water Rates 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Aid 
Interest (estimated) 
State Tax " 
County Tax " 
Sewer Bonds 



rrent year, viz 



hes and offal 



$5,500 00 
8,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
900 00 
300 00 
600 00 
23,500 00 
2,500 00 
3,500 00 
5,000 00 
8,000 00 
3,300 00 

5>75° 00 

1,200 00 

500 00 

750 00 

700 00 

35 00 
150 00 
950 00 
1,500 00 
8,200 00 
3,500 00 
5,500 00 
3,100 00 



$95,435 °o 



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Art. b. Jury List. The following having been excused at 
their own request, John A. Cullen, John A. Rogers, Allen S. 
Rowe, John B. Earp, and Frank H. Bassett, it was voted to ac- 
cept the list posted by the Selectmen as thus amended : 



Adams, John I. . 


Painter. 


Ashton, Hermon F. 


Manufacturer. 


Ashton, Elliott M. . 


Painter. 


T"> 1 TT» A 

Baker, r reeman A. 


T"» 1 

Paper hanger. 


Blanchard, George H. 


Fisherman. 


T"» 1 1 ITT TIT 

Blanchard, Horace W. . 


Superintendent. 


rJiacliord, r rank ri. 


Paper hanger. 


Cahoon, L. Herbert 


Fisherman. 


Cann, John W. 


Shoemaker. 


. x • "NT 

Carter, .Lewis JN. . 


Agent. 


Collins, William ri. 




Connor, George M. 


Shoemaker. 


/"« l • T T"» T~» 

Curtis, J. B. P. 


Storekeeper. 


Curtis, Edward H. 


/'-I i i 
Clerk. 


Delano, Gilbert 


Carpenter. 


Douglass, Henry E. 


Fisherman. 


Douglass, Rodney A. 


Fisherman. 


T^v 1 l 117" 11' T7> 

Doughty, Willis L. 


Sole cutter. 


H.111S, otuart r. 


Photographer. 


Glass, Joseph W. . 




Heath, George A. 


Boat builder. 


Knowlton, Daniel F. 


Upholsterer. 


Merritt, John R. . 


Manufacturer. 


Moore, J. Frank . 




Morris, btephen D. 


Fish dealer. 


Moulton, James H. 


Salesman. 


Mudge, Henry L. 


Clerk. 


Melzard, George T. 


Foreman. 


Nies, Martin E. 


Plumber 


Nisbett, David W. 




Phippen, Charles H. 


Plumber. 


Phillips, James E. 


Painter. 


Porter, Milton D. 


Insurance. 



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Quinn, Martin L. 
Roberts, Edward B. 
Rowell, Charles G. 
Russell, Edmund . 
Spaulding, Edwin G. 
Spinney, George F. 
Stone, Jasper H. . 
Taylor, James L. . 
Thomas, Edward H. 
Tuttle, Edgar M. . 
Webster, George C. 
Wiley, Edwin F. . 
Widger, J. Henry . 



Roofer. 

Livery. 

Mason. 

Insurance. 

Watchman. 

Shoemaker. 

Salesman. 

Barber. 

Hatter. 

Paper hanger 

Clerk. 

Mason. 

Expressman. 



Art. 7. Voted, That the bonds required of the Treasurer be 
$10,000. 

Art. 9. Voted, That the bonds of the Collector of Taxes be 
$5,000. 

Art. 10. Voted, That a discount of 2 per cent, be allowed 
on all taxes paid on or before October first of the current year. 



Art. 12. Pending discussion on a resolve offered by Mr. 
Waterhouse, that, "It is the sense of this meeting that a Town 
Way should be laid out from Columbia street to Essex street, 
conformable to plans on file in the Town Clerk's office," a mo- 
tion to indefinitely postpone this Article was carried. 

Art. 13. Mr. Tuttle offered a motion that Section 2 of Article 
3 of the By-Laws of the Town is hereby amended by adding 
thereto the following words, namely : Provided, however, that 
for all debts contracted by the Sewer Commissioners of the Town 
payment may be made by a draft upon the Town Treasurer, 
signed by said Sewer Commissioners, or a majority of such 
Commissioners, and a draft so signed shall be sufficient authority 
to the Treasurer for the payment of the amount thereof. 



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[Feb. 20 



An amendment offered by Mr. Stubbs, That the vote of 1899 
in relation to the By-laws of Section 2, Article 3, be rescinded, 
and Article 3 remanded, and all bills drawn on the Town Trea- 
sury shall be presented to the Selectmen for their approval, was 
carried. 

Voted, To take up Articles 42, 43 and 44 together. On motion 
of Mr. Sprague it was voted, Article 42, unanimously : 

That the Town Treasurer be and he hereby is authorized to 
execute and issue in the name and behalf of the Town the promis- 
sory notes of the Town for three thousand dollars to secure a 
loan for such amount for the use of the Sewer Commissioners in 
the extension of the system of sewerage, in accordance with any 
vote which may be passed by the Town, or for the completion 
of the system already authorized, said sum to be borrowed by 
the Treasurer upon three promissory notes for one thousand dol- 
lars each, one note to be payable one year from the date of such 
note, one note to be payable two years from the date of such 
note, and the third note to be payable three years from the date 
of such note, each note to be signed by the Treasurer of the 
Town and countersigned by the Sewer Commissioners, or a ma- 
jority of such Commissioners. Each note shall bear upon its 
face the words "Swampscott Sewerage Loan," and shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum. 

Art. 43. Voted, That the Sewer Commissioners be author- 
ized to extend the sewer on Orient street to connect with sewer 
built by Mr. Farrar. 

Art. 44. Voted unanimously, That the sum of $3,000 be 
appropriated to reimburse the Sewer Commissioners for money 
expended to reconstruct the drain on the State highway and 
Burrill streets, the same to be raised by loan. 

Voted, on motion of M. E. Nies, That the Selectmen, in con- 
junction with the Park Commissioners, proceed in a legal manner 
to regain possession of King's Beach, now held by the State of 



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Massachusetts, and properly belonging to the Town under con- 
tract made with the State, whereby the State was to turn over 
the same to the Town without restriction or provision. 

Voted, at 10 P. M., to adjourn to to-morrow, Wednesday 
evening, March j8th, at 7.30 o'clock. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



Adjourned Annual Town Meeting, March 18, 1903. 

Meeting called to order at 7.40 o'clock, P. M., by the 
Moderator. 

Records of the last meeting read and declared approved. 
Voted, To lay Article 16 upon the table, and to take up Article 

46. 

Art. 46. A. R. Ellis moved that any one desiring to have a 
water meter shall be permitted to have the same by applying for 
the same to the Water Board, applicant to pay the price of the 
meter, and the rates same as in Lynn; after discussion, on a 
division of the house, the motion was lost, 38 yes to 41 no. 

Voted, That the sum of $170 be appropriated for two new 
fire alarm boxes and a figure indicator, as recommended by the 
Chief Engineer of the Fire Department. 

Voted, To refer Articles 16, 30 and 32 to the Committee of 
Twenty-five. 

Voted, To refer Articles 23, 24 and 25 to the Committee on 
Street Lights, and that the same Committee on Street Lights 
serve in that capacity for the ensuing year. 



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[Feb. 20 



Art. 31. Voted, To accept Chatman avenue, as laid out by 
the Selectmen, when all the waivers are signed. 

Art. 33, Voted, To accept Grant road, as laid out by the 
Selectmen, when all the waivers are signed. 

Art. 43. Voted, To accept Hardy road, as laid out by the 
Selectmen, when all the waivers are signed. 

Art. 35. Voted, To accept Outlook road, as laid out by the 
Selectmen, when all the waivers are signed. 

Voted, That Article 45 be indefinitely postponed. 

Art. 48. Voted, That the Selectmen and the Board of 
Health be authorized to dispose of the house and lot on Minerva 
street, formerly used as a contagious hospital, and to convey the 
same. 

Voted, that when we adjourn, it be to Tuesday, April 21, 
1903, at 7.30 P. M. 

On motion of Mr. Stubbs, it was voted, That a record be kept 
in each department of the town of all contracts that are given 
out, with the name of each bidder and the amount of each bid, 
the bidders to be notified and the bids opened in their presence, 
for their inspection, the same to be inserted in our annual report. 

Voted, To take up the report of the Board of Health. 

On motion of Mr. Stubbs, it was voted, That the report of 
the Board of Health be laid upon the table until they state to the 
Town their reasons for not complying with a vote of the Town. 

Voted, at 8.45 P. M., to adjourn. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



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Recount of Votes Cast for Third Selectman at the 
Annual Town Election, March 16, 1903. 

, Swampscott, March 20, 1903. 

A petition having been presented, and notice served upon the 
Town Clerk, asking for a recount of the ballots cast at the 
Annual Town Election, on the 16th inst., for John M. Gros- 
venor, Jr., and Martin L. Quinn for the office of Selectman, the 
Board of Registrars of Voters met on March 19, 1903, and can- 
vassed and recounted the ballots cast for said Grosvenor and 
and Quinn, with the following result : 

John M. Grosvenor, Jr., four hundred and thirty-four (434) ; 
Martin L. Quinn, four hundred and thirty-five (435), when 
Martin L. Quinn was declared elected and the parties notified. 

MILTON D. PORTER, 

Clerk of Board of Registrars of Voters. 

Attest: Milton D. Porter, 

Town Clerk. 



The Committee of Citizens authorized under a previous vote 
to consider certain Articles in the Annual Town Warrant, and 
to report on the same at the adjourned meeting was appointed by 
the Moderator as follows : 

Moderator. — Edward H. Thomas. 

Town Clerk. — Milton D. Porter. 

Town Treasurer. — Benjamin O. Honors. 

Selectmen. — Jos. M. Bassett, Clarence B. Delano, Martin L. 
Quinn. 

Outgoing Selectman. — Edward A. Maxfield. 

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[Feb. 20 



Citizens at Large. — Edwin A. Farnham, Henry J. Pedrick, 
Bernard McDermott, Henry N. Cullen, Frank J. Linnehan, 
Willis E. Doughty, Geo. C. Webster, Herman F. Ashton, Jas. 
T. Lyons, Oscar G. Poor, Henry B. Sprague, Aaron R. Bunt- 
ing, I. Irving Edgerly, J. P. M. S. Pitman, Jasper H. Stone, 
Frank B. Stratton, Willard C. Chase, Frank L. Bonney, Chas. 
S. Haskell, H. Cushing Bulfinch, Frank E. Ingalls, Geo, A. 
Jackson, Daniel F. Knowlton, Edmund Russell, Gilbert Delano. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk 



Special Town Meeting, April 7, 1903. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

7o either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, 
in said County, GREET ING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections, and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the Seventh day of 
April, current, at seven-thirty o'clock in the P. M., then and 
there to act on the following articles, viz. : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said 
meeting. 

Art. 2. To see what action the Town will take, if any, with 
relation to the connections from the sewarage system now being 
installed to estates abutting upon any sewered street or way, and 
in what manner such sewer connections shall be paid for, and to 
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Art. 3. To see if the Town will authorize and direct the 
Sewer Commissioners, in the name and behalf of the Town, to 
petition the General Court of the Commonwealth now sitting for 
any amendment to Chapter 86 of the year 1902 relating to the 
Swampscott Sewerage System, whereby the Town may borrow 
a sum of money not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) 
in addition to the amount at present, authorized under said Chap- 
ter 86, for the purpose of making such sewer connections and in 
the further carrying out of the provisions of said Chapter 86, and 
to provide for assessments or charges against estates so connected, 
to secure reimbursement to the Town for the whole or any part 
of such expenditures made upon such connections ; or for any 
other amendment of said Act in relation to the Sewerage System 
of the Town of Swampscott, and connections thereto from pri- 
vate estates. 

Art. 4. To see what action the Town will take to place an 
electric arc light on Norfolk avenue, midway between Middle- 
sex avenue and Paradise road, and appropriate money for the 
same, as petitioned for. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three 
other public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-seventh day of March, in 
the year nineteen hundred and three. 

JOSEPH M. BASSETT, 
C. B. DELANO, 
M. L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 



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Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified as herein 
expressed, to meet at the time and place and for the purpose 
herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and twenty-five other 
public and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, 
the thirty-first day of March, in the year nineteen hundred and 
three, the posting of said notices being at least seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable of Swampscott. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the 
Town met in Town Hall on Tuesday, April 7, 1903, and were 
called to order at 7.30 P. M. by the Town Clerk, who read the 
Warrant and the return thereon. 

Article i. Edward H. Thomas was elected and qualified 
as Moderator. 

Art. 2. It was unanimously voted, on motion of E. M. 
Tuttle, that it is the sense of this meeting that the sewer connec- 
tions, from the main sewers in any street or way, and all connec- 
tions with any permanent underdrains where laid in connection 
with such sewers, shall be made and paid for in the first instance 
by the Town, under the direction of the Board of Sewer Com- 
missioners, and that such connections in all sewered streets shall 
be made as soon as practicable after such street is sewered. 

Art. 3. On motion of Benjamin G. Ingalls, it was unani- 
mously voted, that the Town authorize and direct the Sewer 
Commissioners to petition the General Court, now sitting, in the 
name and behalf of the Town, for an amendatory enactment to 
Chapter 86 of the Acts of the year 1902, which shall give to the 
Town of Swampscott the right to borrow the further sum of 



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fifty thousand dollars in addition to the amount already author- 
ized under said Chapter 86, for the purpose of constructing 
particular sewers from main sewers to the street line of abutters, 
and in further carrying out the provisions of said Chapter 86 ; 
said further sum to be borrowed upon the same terms and con- 
ditions and with the same power in behalf of said Town as pro- 
vided in said Chapter 86 ; and that said amendatory enactment 
further provide that the estimated average cost on each section 
for said particular sewers and drain connections for estates shall 
be assessed by said Board of Sewer Commissioners upon the 
estates benefited thereby, each estate to pay for the estimated 
average cost of all connections on each section put in for its 
particular benefit ; all such assessments to be subject to the same 
conditions and to have, if desired, a division of such particular 
sewer or drain assessment into annual proportional payments 
not exceeding ten, as is provided for in the said Chapter 86 with 
relation to assessments for main sewers upon abutting estates ; 
and further, also, that the Town may by direct Vote determine 
that any street or way shall have such particular sewer and drain 
connections put in from all abutting estates directly after the 
street or way has built in it a common sewer or main drain, and 
that all assessments for such sewer or drain connections shall be 
a lien upon the estate benefited, as provided in case of other 
drains and sewers. 

Art. 4. Voted, That this Article be referred to the Street 
Light Committee, they to report thereon at the adjourned meet- 
ing in April. 

Voted, at 7.55 P. M., to dissolve the meeting. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



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[Feb. 20 



Adjourned Regular Town Meeting, April 21, 1903. 

In accordance with the previous adjournment, the voters of 
the Town met in the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening, April 
21, 1903, and were called to order at 7.45 o'clock by the 
Moderator. 

The records of the last meeting were read and declared 
approved. 

The Committee of Citzens appointed at a previous meeting to 
consider and report upon certain Articles in the Warrant, pre- 
sented their report in print : it having been distributed to the 
voters of the Town it was voted, That the report be accepted 
and that the several Articles reported upon be taken up in their 
order for action. 

Art. 14. The Committee recommended a schedule for 
salaries of the Town officials for the ensuing year, when, pending 
a motion to accept and adopt, Mr. Percy F. Munsey moved, that 
the salaries be the same as last year, and that the Sewer Commis- 
sioners be paid the same amount of compensation as that now 
received by the Water Commissioners. Carried. 

Art. 15. Voted, To pay George T. Till, collector, the bal- 
ance of the year's salary for 1902, amounting to $66.67. 

Art. 16. Voted, As recommended, that each member of 
the Board of Water Commissioners give a suitable bond for 
$3,000, to be held by the Selectmen, the Town to pay the pre- 
mium and that action be taken on this matter each year. 

Voted, To lay Art. 17 upon the table and to take up Art. 47. 

Art. 47. Voted, 160 to 26, to indefinitely postpone this 
article. 



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Art. 17. Voted, To accept and adopt the report of the 
Committee to indefinitely postpone this article. 

Art. 18. Your Committee recommend that a safe and desk 
be purchased and that $250 be appropriated for the same, to be 
expended under the direction of the Assessors. Voted, To 
accept and adopt the Committee's report on Art. 18. 

Art. 19. Your Committee recommend the following : That 
the Town appropriate the sum of $12,000 for apparatus, house 
and land in the vicinity of Humphrey square to be expended 
under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and Fire Engineers. 
Voted, To accept and adopt the Committee's report on Art. 19. 

Arts. 20 and 21. The Committee recommend that these 
articles be acted on together, and that $250 be appropriated for 
fire alarm boxes under these articles and that it be expended 
by the Board of Engineers. Voted to accept and adopt the 
Committee's report on Arts. 20 and 21. 

Art. 22. The Committee reported that the petitioners have 
leave to withdraw; the report was not adopted. Voted, Art. 
22, that a hydrant be placed at the corner of Thomas and Elm- 
wood roads, as petitioned for, and that $500 be appropriated for 
the same. 

Arts. 26, 27, 28, 29. Your Committee recommend that 
Arts. 26, 27, 28, 29 be taken up together and that on Art. 26 
the prayers of the petitioners be granted ; on Art. 27 that a 
single crossing be laid ; on Art. 28 a single crossing be laid ; and 
on Art. 29, on Sheridan and Walker roads, single crossings be 
laid ; on Monument avenue, a single crossing, and on Outlook 
road the petitioners be given leave to withdraw ; and the sum of 
$500 be appropriated to pay for same. Work to be done 
under the direction of the Highway Surveyor. Voted to accept 
and adopt the Committee's report on Arts. 26, 27, 28, 29. 



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[Feb. 20 



Art. 30. Your Committee recommend that the avenue be 
accepted, as it is in excellent condition; and that the Town re- 
imburse the Phillips estate to the extent of $300, less than one- 
half the cost of the pipe in this thoroughfare, and that the pay- 
ment for same be taken from the funds of the Water Depart- 
ment. Voted to accept and adopt the report of the Committee 
on Art. 30. 

Art. 32. Your Committee recommend that Ingalls terrace 
be accepted as laid out by the Selectmen and the sum of $450 
be appropriated to build iron steps in place of the wooden ones. 
This sum to be spent under the direction of the Highway Sur- 
veyors. Voted to accept and adopt the Committee's report on 
this article. 

Art. 36. To see what action the Town will take to appro- 
priate money for the improvement of Buena Vista street as 
petitioned for. Your Committee after careful investigation rec- 
ommend that the sum of $1,000, be appropriated to be spent 
under the direction of the Highway Surveyor. Voted to accept 
and adopt the Committee's report on this article. 

Arts. 37, 38. Voted, To take up Arts. 37 and 38 jointly. 
Voted, To appropriate $6,000 to carry out Arts. 37 and 38 and 
the same to be carried out under the direction of the Highway 
Surveyor, the Board of Selectmen and J. P. M. S. Pitman. 
Voted, To accept and adopt the Committee's report on Arts. 37 
and 38. 

Art. 39. Your Committee, after careful consideration rec- 
ommend that the petitioners have leave to withdraw. Voted, To 
accept and adopt the Committee's report on Art. 39. 

Art. 40. Your Committee recommend that the sum of $100 
be appropriated to be spent under the direction of the Highway 
Surveyor. Voted, To accept and adopt the report of the Com- 
mittee on this article. 



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Art. 41. Your Committee .recommend that a safe be pur- 
chased and the sum of $275 be appropriated. Voted, To ac- 
cept and adopt the Committee's report on Art. 41. 

Art. 49. Your Committee recommend that it is inexpedient 
to take any action in this matter. Voted, That the Committee's 
report on Art. 49 be accepted and adopted. 

Art. 50. Voted, That the sum of $21,000 be raised by 
loans under the direction of the Town Treasurer and the Board 
of Selectmen, to pay for permanent improvements. 

Voted, To accept and adopt the report of the Park Commis- 
sioners, and to appropriate $1,000 for their use the coming year. 

Voted, That $750 be added to the appropriation for the 
Fire Department, for a permanent man as recommended by the 
Chief Engineer. 

Art. 23. Voted, That $16 be appropriated for an incan- 
descent light to be placed in Middlesex avenue as recommended 
by the Street Light Committee. 

Art. 24. Voted, To appropriate $16 to place an incan- 
descent light at the corner of the State and Ellis roads. 

Art. 25. Voted, To appropriate $134 for maintaining 
two arc lamps on the State highway, east of the B. & M. R. 
bridge, for one year, as recommended by the Street Light Com- 
mittee. 

Voted, That the sum of $67 be appropriated for an arc 
light on Norfolk avenue, between the State road and Middlesex 
avenue. 

Voted, at 9.15 P. M., To dissolve the meeting. 



Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



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[Feb. 20 



Special Town Meeting, June 30, 1903. 

TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in 
said County, GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in election, and in Town affairs, to meet at the 
Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Tuesday, the thirtieth day 
of June, current, at seven-thirty o'clock in the evening, then and 
there to act on the following articles, viz : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meet- 
ing. 

Art. 2. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$9,000 for Highway improvements. 

Art. 3. To see if the Town will vote to build a new box 
drain, commencing at the easterly end of Atlantic avenue culvert 
and continuing therefrom 120 feet, and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for. 

Art 4. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $150 
for the Board of Assessors to introduce the Library or Card 
System. 

Art. 5. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$750 for the purpose of widening and grading Roy street (so 
called) as already laid out and accepted by the Town, as 
petitioned for. 



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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three 
other public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this nineteenth day of June, in the 
year nineteen hundred and three. 

JOS. M. BASSETT, 
C. B. DELANO, 
MARTIN L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 
Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified as herein 
expressed, to meet at the time and place and for the purpose 
herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Office, and fifteen other public 
and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, on Monday, the 
twenty second day of June, in the year nineteen hundred and 
three, the posting of said notices being at least seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable of Swampscott. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant the voters of the 
Town met in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening, June 30, 1903, 
and were called to order at 7.35 o'clock by the Town Clerk, who 
read the Warrant and the return thereon. 



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[Feb. 20 



Art. 1. Edmund Russell was chosen Moderator, and quali- 
fied. 

Art. 2. If was unanimously voted to appropriate $9,000 for 
highway improvements. 

Art. 3. It was voted, That for the purpose of building a 
new box drain to extend 70 feet from the sea wall at the easterly 
end of the Atlantic avenue culvert, the sum of $500 is hereby 
appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen and the Surveyor of Highways. 

Art. 4. Voted, To appropriate $150 for the Board of As- 
sessors "to introduce the Library or Card System. 

Art. 5. Voted, To appropriate $750 for the purpose of 
widening and grading Roy street (so called) as already laid out 
and accepted by the Town, the money to be expended under the 
direction of the Highway Surveyor. 

Voted at 7.50 P. M., To dissolve the meeting. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



Special Town Meeting, July 22, 1903. 

TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swamfiscott, in 
said County, GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections, and in Town affairs, to meet at the 



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49 



Town Hall in said Swampscott, on Wednesday, the twenty- 
second day of July, current, at 7.30 o'clock in the evening, then 
and there to act on the following articles, viz : — 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meet- 
ing. ^ 

Art. 2. To see if the Town will accept Chapter 401 of the 
Acts and Resolves passed by the Massachusetts Legislature in 
the year 1903, entitled, "An Act to authorize the Town of 
Swampscott to make an Additional Sewerage Loan and to 
Construct Particular Sewers in any Street or Way." 

Art. 3. To see if the Town will instruct and authorize the 
Board of Sewer Commissioners to make and lay connecting 
drains and particular sewers in any street or way in which sew- 
ers or underdrains have been laid in connection with the sewer- 
age system now being installed or which are to be laid under 
existing contracts, such particular sewers and drains to be laid 
within the limits of the public streets or ways to connect estates 
abutting thereon, and to authorize said Board to make any con- 
tracts necessary therefor in the name and behalf of the Town. 

Art. 4. To see if the Town will vote to issue any bonds, 
notes or scrip to an amount not exceeding ten thousand ($10,- 
000) dollars, for the purpose of making such drain and sewer 
connections from the main sewers and drains as set forth in the 
preceding article, in accordance with the authority granted the 
Town under Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903. 

Art. 5. To see if the Town will vote that any and all 
streets and ways through which a common sewer or drain has 
been built in connection with the sewerage system installed un- 
der Chapter 86 of the year 1902 or under Chapter 401 of the 
year 1903, shall have the estates abutting thereon connected with 
such main drains or sewers in said streets or ways between such 
main drains or sewers, and the property lines of said streets o r 
ways ; and that such vote of the Town shall constitute a lien 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



upon all such estates when connected for any and all assess- 
ments which may be made for such connections under said 
Chapter 401 of the year 1903. 

Art. 6. To see if the Town will accept the plan and de- 
scription prepared by the Sewer Commissioners defining the sec- 
tion or sections of the Town within which sewer and drain con- 
nections are to be made in accordance with Chapter 401 of the 
year 1903 and determine that within such section or sections as 
set forth in said plan and description the cost of such connec- 
tions shall be determined by said Board of Sewer Commission- 
ers by taking the average cost of such particular sewers per foot 
and the average cost of such drain connections per foot, sepa- 
rately, and that when such average costs have been determined, 
the Sewer Commissioners shall assess each estate connected with 
the main sewers or drains by multiplying such average cost per 
foot by the number of feet in the length of any particular sewer 
or drain laid for each estate connected, in the manner and under 
the conditions provided in said Chapter 401 of the year 1903. 

Art. 7. To see if the Town will vote to issue any notes, 
bonds or scrips for the further extension of the sewerage system 
as may be voted by the Town or for completion of the work 
already authorized, such notes, bonds or scrips to be issued under 
Chapter 86 of the year 1902, or under Chapter 401 of 1903, or 
under both of said chapters and to pass any vote necessary to 
enable the Town to issue and negotiate such notes, bonds or 
scrip. 

Art. 8. To see if the Town will vote to extend the present 
system of sewerage to and through Farragut road, and appropri- 
ate money for the same as petitioned for. 

Art. 9. To see if the Town will construct a sewer, running 
from the present sewer in Thomas road, easterly for a distance 
of 450 feet or to the easterly line of the Wessel lot on Elmwood 
road, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 



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Art. 10. To see if the Town will extend the sewer system 
through Ellis road, between Paradise and Farragut roads, and 
appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will consider the petition of 
Elizabeth F. D. Sargent, of Swampscott, asking compensation 
for injury to a certain private road or way, said injury being 
caused by the use of said way by the Town of Swampscott and 
the inhabitants thereof, and for the purpose of taking appropri- 
ate action upon the said petition, as petitioned for. 

Art. 12. To see if the Town will extend the sewer pipe as 
far as the residence of Charles B. White, on Norfolk avenue, 
and appropriate money for the same. 

Art. 13. To see if the Town will extend the water pipe on 
Walker road, and appropriate money for the same. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, depot, post office, and three other 
public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at least 
before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due returns of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this thirteenth day of July, in the year 
nineteen hundred and three. 

JOSEPH M. BASSETT, 
C. B. DELANO, 
M. L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 



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[Feb. 20 



Return on the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, to me directed, I have noti- 
fied the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified as 
herein expressed, to meet at the time and place and for the pur- 
pose herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of said 
Warrant at the Town Hall, depot, post office and fifteen other 
public and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, on Wednes- 
day, the fifteenth day of July, in the year nineteen hundred and 
three. The posting of said notice being at least seven days be- 
fore the time of said meeting. 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the 
Town met in the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, July 22, 
1903, and were called to order at 7.30 o'clock by the Clerk, who 
read the Warrant and return thereon. Martin E. Nies was chosen 
and qualified as Moderator. 

Art. 2. Voted unanimously, That the Town hereby accept 
Chapter 401 of the Acts and Resolves passed by the Legislature 
of Massachusetts in the year 1903, entitled "An Act to authorize 
the Town of Swampscott to make an additional Sewerage Loan, 
and to construct particular sewers in any street or way." 

Voted, to take up Articles 7, 8, 9 and 10. 

Art. 7. On motion of Benj. G. Ingalls, it was unanimously 
voted, That the Town issue bonds to the amount of $13,000, for 
the purpose of further construction and extension of the Sewerage 
System in accordance with the authority granted to said Town 
under Chapter 86 of the Acts and Resolves of the Massachusetts 
Legislature for 1902, entitled, "An Act to Authorize the Town 
of Swampscott to Construct a System of Sewerage," said bonds 
to be of the denomination of $1,000 each, and to have interest 
coupons thereto attached, and to have the privilege of registration, 



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said bonds or any portion thereof to be sold at such date or dates 
as may be deemed by the Board of Sewer Commissioners to be 
for the best interests of the Town ; said bonds to be designated as 
Series F., numbered consecutively from one to thirteen, both in- 
clusive ; said bonds of Series F., shall be payable as follows, viz : 



1NO. 


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^ach bond to be payable with interest at 3 1-2 per cent, per 
nnum, payable semi-annually in each year, at such bank or 
rust company as the Town Treasurer shall determine, on pre- 
sentation and surrender of the coupons therefor, as the same 
shall severally become due ; that each of said bonds shall be 
signed by the Treasurer of the Town, and countersigned by a 
majority of the Sewer Commissioners of said Town, and 
bear on its face the words, u Swampscott Sewerage Loan," and 
that the Treasurer is hereby directed to affix to each of said 
bonds the seal of the Town, and to sell or negotiate said bonds 
under the direction of the Board of Sewer Commissioners, but 
not below par ; and that the proceeds realized from the sale of 
said bonds shall be applied to defraying the expenses and 
liabilities incurred by the Town in carrying out the provisions of 
said Chapter 86. 



The Town shall also issue bonds to the amount of $12,000 
for the purpose of further construction and extension of the 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb 20. 



Sewerage System in accordance with the authority granted the 
said Town under Chapter 401 of the Acts and Resolves of the 
Massachusetts Legislature for 1903, entitled, "An Act to author- 
ize the Town of Swampscott to make an Additional Sewerage 
Loan and to construct Particular Sewers in any Streets or Ways," 
said Bonds to be of the denomination of $1,000 each and to have 
interest coupons thereto attached ; with the privilege of registra- 
tion ; said Bonds or any portion thereof, to be sold at such date 
or dates as may be deemed by the Board of Sewer Commission- 
ers to be for the best interests of the Town ; said Bonds to be 
designated as Series G., numbered consecutively from one to 
twelve, both inclusive; said Bonds of Series G. shall be payable 
as follows, viz : — 



No. 



*1 


payable 


1 1 


years 


from 


date 


of 


such 


bond 


2, 




12 


u 


1 i 


( c 


1 1 


4 4 


44 


3i 


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Each bond to be payable with interest at 3 1-2 per cent, per 
annum, payable semi-annually in each year, at such bank or trust 
company as the Town Treasurer shall determine, on presentation 
and surrender of the coupons therefor, as the same shall sever- 
ally become due ; that each of said bonds shall be signed by the 
Treasurer of the Town, and countersigned by a majority of the 
Sewer Commissioners of said Town, and bear on its face the 
words, u Swampscott Sewerage Loan," and that the Treasurer 
is hereby directed to affix to each of said bonds the seal of the 
Town, and to sell or negotiate said bonds under the direction of 
the Board of Sewer Commissioners, but not below par; and 



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that the proceeds realized from the sale of said bonds shall be 
applied to defraying the expenses and liabilities incurred by the 
Town in carrying out the provisions of said Chapter 401 of the 
Acts of 1903 and of Chapter 86 of the Massachusetts Legislature 
for the year 1902. 

Art. 8. Voted, That the Town extend the present system of 
sewerage in Paradise road to Farragut road, and through Farra- 
gut road from Paradise road to Andrew road, and that the 
necessary expense occasioned by such extension be met by the 
Sewer Commissioners from the loan authorized under Art. 7 
of this Warrant. 

Art. 9. Voted, That the Town extend the present system of 
sewerage in Elmwood road, from Thomas road easterly, a dis- 
tance of about 450 feet, to the easterly line of the Wessel lot and 
that the necessary expense occasioned by such extension is to be 
met by the Sewer Commissioners from the loan authorized 
under Art. 7 of this Warrant. 

Art. 10. Voted, That the Town extend the present system 
of sewerage through Ellis road, between Paradise and Farragut 
roads, the necessary expense occasioned by such extension to be 
met by the Sewer Commissioners from the loan authorized under 
Art. 7 of this Warrant. 

Voted, to take up Article 12. 

Voted, That the Town extend the present system of Sewerage 
in Norfolk avenue, from Stetson avenue, easterly, a distance of 
320 feet, so as to include the house of Charles B. White and the 
necessary expense occasioned by such extension is to be met by 
the Sewer Commissioners from the loan authorized under Article 
7 of this Warrant. 

Voted, To take up Article 4. On motion of Weston K. Lewis 
it was voted, That the Town issue bonds to the amount o 



56 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

$10,000, for the purpose of laying connecting drains and partic- 
ular sewers within the streets and ways of the Town of Swamp- 
scott and for any and all purposes set forth in Chapter 86 of the 
Legislative Acts of 1902, such bonds to be issued under the au- 
thority granted the said Town by Chapter 401 of the Acts of the 
year 1903, entitled, "An Act to authorize the Town of Swamp- 
scott to make an Additional Sewerage Loan and to construct 
particular sewers in any street or way," such bonds to be of the 
denomination of $1,000 each, and to have interest coupons thereto 
attached ; and to have the privilege of registration ; said bonds or 
any portion thereof to be sold at such date or dates as may be 
deemed by the Board of Sewer Commissioners to be for the best 
interests of the Town; said bonds to be designated as Series E., 
and numbered consecutively from one to ten, both inclusive, 
and to be made payable, 



No. 


I . 


One y 


ear from 


date 


of 


such 


Bond 


tt 


2. 


Two years " 


1 1 


1 1 


tt 


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3- 


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it tt 


1 1 


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1 1 1 1 


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1 1 


1 1 


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1 1 


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Seven 


tt tt 


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1 1 


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8. 


Eight 


tt tt 


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1 1 


1 1 


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Ten 


1 1 1 1 


1 1 


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Each bond to be payable with interest at 3 J per cent, per annum, 
payable semi-annually in each year at such bank or trust com- 
pany as the Town Treasurer shall determine, on presentation and 
surrender of the coupons therefor, as the same shall become sev- 
erally due, that each of the said bonds shall be signed by the 
Treasurer of the Town, and countersigned by a majority of the 
Sewer Commissioners of said Town, and bear on its face the 
words, "Swampscott Sewerage Loan," and that the Treasurer 
is hereby directed to affix to each of said bonds the seal of the 
Town, and to sell or negotiate said bonds under the direction of 
he Board of Sewer Commissioners, but not below par, and that 



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the proceeds realized from the sale of said bonds shall be applied 
to defraying the expenses and liabilities incurred by the Town in 
carrying out the provisions of said Chapter 401 of the Legislative 
Acts of the year 1903. 

Art. 3. Voted, On motion of A. R. Bunting, That the 
Town hereby instructs and authorizes the Board of Sewer Com- 
missioners to make and lay connecting drains and particular 
sewers in any street or way in which sewers or underdrains have 
been laid in connection with the sewerage system, now being in- 
stalled or which are to be laid under existing contracts, and all 
extensions of said sewerage system as voted by the Town in 
this and prior Town Meetings, such particular sewers and drains 
to be laid within the limits of the public streets or ways to any 
estate abbutting thereon, and the Board of Sewer Commissioners 
is hereby authorized to make any contracts necessary for the lay- 
ing of such connecting drains and particular sewers in the name 
and behalf of the Town. 

Act. 5. Voted, on motion of Mr. Bunting, That the estates 
abutting upon any and all streets and ways through which a 
common sewer or drain has been built in connection with the 
sewerage system installed under Chapter 86 of the Legislative 
Acts of the year 1902, or under Chapter 401 of the year 1903, 
or upon any street or way in which a sewer or drain is to be con- 
structed as a part of such sewerage system under existing con- 
tracts and all extensions of said sewerage system as voted by the 
Town in this and prior Town Meetings, shall be connected with 
such main drains or sewers in said streets or ways between 
such main drains or sewers and the property lines of said streets 
or ways, and that the Town hereby makes any and all assess- 
ments which may be made for such sewer and drain connections 
under this vote and in accordance with the authority granted in 
Chapter 401 of the Acts of the year 1903, a lien upon all such 
estates when connected with the main drains or sewers. 

Art. 6. On motion of Mr. Bunting, it was voted, To 
accept the following as presented by the Sewer Commissioners : 



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SWAMPSCOTT SEWERS. 

SWAMPSCOTT, MASS. 

The Sewer Commissioners of Swampscott hereby present for 
acceptance by the Town the following-described section of the 
Town of Swampscott, to be termed Section 1, for construction 
of particular sewers and connecting drains, and within said Sec- 
tion 1 all particular sewers and connecting drains are to be 
constructed within the limits of the streets or ways in which main 
sewers and drains are constructed, and upon which average costs 
of particular sewers and connecting drains are to be determined 
by the Sewer Commissioners, and assessments made in accord- 
ance with such average cost within said Section 1. 

The Section 1 as herein referred to embraces the following 
streets and ways within the limits set forth : 

Orient street, from private way to W. A. Jefferies' land to 
Humphrey street. 

Woodbine avenue, from Orient street to Orient street. 

Orient court, from Orient street to a passageway known as 
Tuttle's Lane. 

Humphrey street, from the receiving basin of the Swampscott 
sewerage system to the Lynn line. 

Blaney street, from Humphrey street to Redington street. 
Rose street, from Blaney street to Rockland street. 
Rockland street, from Rose street to Redington street. 
Redington street, from Humphrey street to Rockland street. 
Burrill street, from Humphrey street to Middlesex avenue. 
New Ocean street, from King Brook to Burrill street. 
Pine street, from New Ocean street to Railroad avenue. 
Railroad avenue, from Pine street to Burrill street. 
Boynton street, from Pine street to Burrill street. 
Paradise road, from Burrill street to Farragut road. 
Elmwood road, from Paradise road to Thomas road. 
Shaw road, from Paradise road to Thomas road. 
Andrew road, from Paradise road to Thomas road. 
Thomas road, from Elmwood road to Andrew road. 



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Norfolk avenue, from Paradise road to Stetson avenue. 

Berkshire street, from Paradise road to Middlesex avenue. 

Hampden street, from Berkshire street to Middlesex avenue. 

Middlesex avenue, from Burrill street to Hampden street. 

Stetson avenue, from Norfolk avenue to Essex street. 

Ellis road, from Paradise road to Farragut road. 

Farragut road, from Paradise road to Andrew road. 

Elmwood road, from Thomas road to Wessel lot. 

Norfolk avenue, from Stetson avenue easterly to Summit. 

All of which streets and portions thereof included in said Sec- 
tion 1 are shown upon the plan accompanying, the territory 
being indicated thereon in red and marked "Section 1," the 
plan being designated "Plan of Swampscott, Mass., Showing 
Division into Section for Assessments upon Particular Sewers 
and Connecting Drains, Scale 300 feet per inch, E. Worth- 
ington, Engineer, July, 1903." 

Art. 11. Voted, To appropriate $300 to be paid to Mrs. E. 
F. D. Sargent as damage for injury to a certain private road 
known as Forest avenue, and owned by Mrs. Sargent and others, 
Mrs. Sargent agreeing to employ the sum so appropriated in the 
repair and improvement of said private road. 

Art. 13. Voted, To accept and adopt Art. 13, and that 
$1,000 be appropriated therefor. 

The following, offered by O. G. Poor, was 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this meeting that the County 
Commissioners be petitioned to lay out Forest avenue, so called, 
from Humphrey square to Greenwood street, and build the same 
at the expense of the Town. 

The following, on motion of James F. Lyons, was resolved, 
that 

Whereas, The Boston & Northern Street Railway Co., for- 
merly the Lynn & Boston Co., did agree to establish five-cent fares 
between Swampscott and Salem, also to and from Marblehead 



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in partial consideration for the right or franchise to the use 
of Essex street to complete its connection between Lynn and 
Salem, be it 

Resolved, That the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized 
to at once communicate with said company, with the end in view 
of having the spirit as well as the letter of the agreement carried 
out to its full conclusion, and that further discrimination against 
citizens of the Town be remedied. 

Voted, At 6.10 p. m. to dissolve the meeting. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



State Election, 1903. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott, in 
said County, GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections, to meet at the Town Hall, in said 
Swampscott, on Tuesday, the Third day of November next, it 
being the Tuesday next after the first Monday of said November, 
at six o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to bring in their 
votes to the Selectmen, on one ballot, for Governor, Lieutenant- 
Governor, Councillor for the Fifth Essex District, Secretary, 
Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney-General, Senator First Essex Dis- 
trict, Two Representatives in General Court for Eleventh Essex 
District, County Commissioner, Register of Probate and Insol- 
vency, Register of Deeds, County Treasurer. 



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Acceptance of Chapter 454, Acts of 1903, entitled "An Act 
to provide for Joint Caucuses or Primaries of all Political and 
Municipal Parties." 

The polls to be kept open until 4.30 o'clock P. M. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three 
other public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warranty 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting, as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this Sixteenth day of October, in the 
yearliineteen hundred and three. 

JOS. M. BASSETT, 
CLARENCE B. DELANO, 
MARTIN L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Sivampscctt. 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 

Return on the Warrant. 
Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified as herein 
expressed, to meet at the time and place and for the purpose 
herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office and twenty other public 
and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, on Thursday the 
twenty-second day of October, in the year nineteen hundred and 
three, the posting of said notices being at least seven days before 
the time of said meeting. 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable of Swampscott. 



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In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the 
Town met at Town Hall on Tuesday, November 3, 1903, and 
were called to order at 6 a. m., by Joseph M. Bassett, Chairman 
of the Selectmen and presiding election officer. 

The following having been appointed were sworn to their 
several duties by the Clerk: Martin E. Nies, special Election 
Officer; Ernest B. Thing, Rep., Michael J. Ryan, Dem., as 
Ballot Clerks; William H. Webster, Alfred T. Pyne, Frank H. 
Bassett, Henry P. Peters, Reps., Frank D. Thurston, Bernard 
McDermott, Daniel J. Kain, and John W. Thurston, Dems., as 
Tellers. 

The polls opened at 6.08 a. m. and closed at 4.36 p. m., 807 
ballots having been cast. 

At 6.20 p. m. the vote was declared as follows : 



Governor. 

John L. Bates, of Boston ...... 550 

Thomas F. Brennan, of Salem . . . . 4 

John C. Chase, of Haverhill ..... 33 

Oliver W. Cobb, of Easthampton .... 7 

William A. Gaston, of Boston ..... 197 

Blanks . . . . . . . 16 

Lieutenant Governor. 

John Quincy Adams, of Amesbury .... 49 

Curtis Guild, Jr., of Boston. ..... 543 

William F. Merrill, of Maiden 11 

Richard Olney, 2d, of Leicester 152 

Moritz E. Ruther, of Holyoke 5 

Blanks 47 

Secretary. 

Olof Bokelund, of Worcester 32 

John F. Coyle, of Lynn 12 

Alfred L. Cutting, of Weston 14 

Ezekiel M. Ezekiel, of Springfield . . . . 125 

William M. Olin, of Boston 555 

Blanks . 69 



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Treasurer and Receiver General. 

John A. Billings, of Rockland 37 

Edward S. Bradford, of Springfield .... 535 

Napoleon B. Johnson, of Milford * 10 

Frederick A. Nagler, of Springfield .... 4 

Thomas C. Thatcher, of Yarmouth . . . . 129 

Blanks ...... 92 

Auditor. 

John B. Hagan, of Lynn ...... 24 

Joseph Orr, of Chicopee ...... 28 

Alfred E. Steele, of Northampton . . . . 12 

Francois X. Tetrault, of Southbridge .... 107 

Henry E. Turner, of Maiden . . . . . 539 

Blanks . . . . . . . . . . 97 

Attorney-General. 

John A. Anderson, of Gardner ..... 6 

William J. Carroll, of Lowell ..... 35 

Henry M. Dean, of Hyde Park ..... 16 

John J. Flaherty, of Gloucester . . . . . 116 

Herbert Parker, of Lancaster ..... 549 

Blanks ' . . . . 85 

Councillor. 

William C. Cuseck, of Newburyport . . . . 119 

James F. Dailey, of Haverhill ..... 6 

E. Francis de Lara, of Beverly ..... 36 

George R. Jewett, of Salem ..... 534 

Jonathan S. Lewis, of Stoneham ..... 18 

Blanks . . . . . . . 94 

Senator— First Essex District. 

William F. Craig, of Lynn ...... 535 

Arthur D. Ladd, of Lynn ...... 29 

Herbert R. Manley, of Lynn ..... 5 

Albert W. Moore, of Lynn . . . . . . 135 

William H. Williams, of Swampscott .... 24 

Blanks ......... 79 



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Representative in General Court— Eleventh Essex District, 



Herbert E. Ballard, of Lynn . 20 

John A. Callahan, of Lynn ...... 139 

John M. Grosvenor. Jr.. of Swampscott . . . 485 

Edward J. Hoar, of Swampscott ..... 27 

George F. Hogan, of Lynn ..... 8 

Fred S. Hutchinson, of Lynn ..... 14 

George H. Jackson, of Lynn ..... 381 

Sidney M. Shattuck, of Swampscott .... 278 

Blanks . . . . . . . . 262 

County Commissioner— Essex. 

Justin Allen, of Topsfield . . . . . 24 

Edward B. Bishop, of Haverhill . . . . 516 

John E. Eustace, of Peabody ..... 8 

James O. Parker, of Methuen . . . . . 129 

Jason Spofford, of Amesbury ..... 28 

Blanks ..... ... 102 

Register of Probate and Insolvency— Essex County. 

Benjamin H. Blaney, of Marblehead .... 81 

Jeremiah T. Mahoney, of Salem .... 489 

Michael Tracey, of Lynn . . . . . • 17 

Blanks . . ... . . . . 220 

Register of Deeds— Essex Southern District. 

Willard J. Hale, of Newburyport . . . . 576 

Frank B. Jordan, of Lynn . . . ... . 26 

Alfred Pearson, of Newburyport .... 42 

Blanks . ' . , y . . , . . 163 

County Treasurer— Essex. 

William H. Hitchcock, of Lynn ..... 42 

John Kenny, of Lawrence ...... 8 

Frank N. Rand, of Haverhill 17 

David I. Robinson, of Gloucester .... 576 

Frederick O. Spaulding, of Lawrence . . . 122 

Blanks 42: 



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Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and three, entitled " An Act to provide for joint caucuses 
or primaries of all political and municipal parties," be accepted? 
Yes, 303 ; no, 147 : blanks, 357. 

Voted, at 6.30 P. M., To dissolve the meeting. 

Attest; MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



Special Town fleeting, Jan. 11, 1904. 
TOWN WARRANT. 

Essex, ss. 

lo either of the Constables of the Town of Swampscott^ 
in said County, GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, 
qualified to vote in elections, and in Town affairs to meet at the 
Town Hall, in said Swampscott, on Monday, the eleventh day 
of January, current, at seven-thirty o'clock in the evening, then 
and there to act on the following Articles, viz : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator. 

Art. 2. To see what action the Town will take concerning 
the offer of Mrs. Joseph Ingalls to provide the Town with a pub- 
lic drinking fountain for man and beast and to act on its accept- 
ance, and its location, as petitioned for. 

Art. 3. To see if the Town will purchase or take the land 
on which the Hay Scales are now located, and appropriate 
money for the same as petitioned for. 



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Art. 4. To see if the Town will repair the Town Watering 
Cart, purchase a new one, or both, and appropriate money for 
the same. 

Art. 5. To see if the Town will accept Chapter 103 of the 
Revised Statutes, relating to Plumbing, and supervision thereof. 

Art. 6. To see if the Town will appropriate the additional 
sum of $500 for the Fire Department. 

Art. 7. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $150 
to bring the Assessors' Plans of the Town up to date. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office and three 
other public and conspicuous places in Town, seven days at least 
before the time of holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, this first day of January, in the year 
one thousand nine hundred and four. 

JOS. M. BASSETT, 
CLARENCE B. DELANO, 
M. L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gilley, 

Constable. 

Return of the Warrant. 

Pursuant to the within Warrant to me directed, I have notified 
the inhabitants of the Town of Swampscott, qualified as herein 
expressed, to meet at the time and place and for the purpose 
herein mentioned, by posting up attested copies of said Warrant 
at the Town Hall, Depots, Post Offices and fifteen other public 
and conspicuous places in said Swampscott, on Monday the 



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fourth day of January, 1904, and the posting of said notices be- 
ing seven days before the time of said meeting. 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 

Constable of Sivampscott. 

In accordance with the foregoing Warrant, the voters of the 
Town met in the Town Hall on Monday evening, January 11, 
1904, and were called to order at 7.30 o'clock by the Clerk, who 
read the Warrant calling the meeting and the return thereon. 

Art. 1. Edward Russell was elected and qualified as Mod- 
erator. 

Art. 2. Voted, That this article be referred back to the 
Board of Selectmen, they to report at the next annual Town 
Meeting. 

Art. 3. Voted, That Art. 3 be referred back to the Board 
of Selectmen, they to report at the next annual Town Meeting. 

Art. 4. Voted, That $500 be appropriated to purchase one 
or more watering carts, for the use of the Town. 

Art. 5. Voted, That Chapter 103 of the Revised Laws be, 
and the same is hereby accepted, and the Board of Health, are 
hereby authorized to frame and adopt such rules and regulations 
as they deem necessary for the regulation of house drainage and 
plumbing, pursuant to said Chapter 103. 

Art. 6. Voted, To appropriate $500 for expenses of the 
Fire Department. 

Art. 7. Voted, To appropriate $150, as called for by this 
article. 

Voted, At 8.30 p. m. to dissolve the meeting. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, v 
Town Clerk. 



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Town Clerk's Statistics. 



Births Recorded. 

Males, 49 ; females, 43. Total, 92. 

In January, 9; February, 5; March, 6; April, 7; May, 4; 
June, 10; July, 7; August, 9; September, 8; October, 10; 
November, 7; December, 10. 

Nativity of Fathers — Massachusetts, 29; Italy, 13; Maine 
and Canada, 10 each ; Ireland, 8 ; England, 5; Newfoundland, 
4; Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Sweden, 2 each; 
Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Scotland, 
1 each. 

Nativity of Mothers — Massachusetts, 23; Canada, 14; Italy, 
13; Maine and Ireland, 8 each; England, 7; New Hampshire, 
6 : Newfoundland, 4 ; Rhode Island and Sweden, 2 each ; Con- 
necticut, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, 1 
each. 

Fathers born in Swampscott, 25 ; mothers born in Swamp- 
scott, 22. 



Marriages Recorded, 52. 

In January, 4; February, o; March, 1; April, 2; May 2; 
June 7; July, 3; August, 5; September, 5; October, 10; 
November, 7; December, 6. 

Nativity of Grooms — Massachusetts, 25 ; Canada, 8 ; Maine 
and Italy, 5 each ; New York, 2 ; New Hampshire, New Jer- 
sey, Rhode Island, Ohio, Vermont, Newfoundland and Ger- 
many, 1 each. 



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Nativity of Brides — Massachusetts, 27 ; Canada, Ireland 
and Italy, 4 each ; New Hampshire, 3 ; Maine and England, 2 
each; Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Newfoundland, 
Norway and Sweden, 1 each. 

Occupation of Grooms — Shoemakers, 6 ; salesmen, 5 ; 
clerks, electricians and laborers, 4 each ; boat builders, coach- 
men, last makers, machinists, merchants and sole sorters, 2 
each ; architect, bartender, blacksmith, bookkeeper, cook, con- 
fectioner, farmer, foreman, journalist, leather broker, laundry- 
man, painter, physician, shoe cutter, sole cutter, tailor and 
teamster, 1 each. 



Deaths Recorded. 

Males, 47; females, 38; total, 85. 

In January, 7; February, 12; March, 3; April, 8; May, 5 
June, 9 ; July, 5 ; August, 6 ; September, 6 ; October, 3 ; 
November, 9; December, 12. 

Under 5 years, 17 ; 5 to 10, 1 ; 10 to 20, 2 ; 20 to 30, 4 ; 30 to 
40, 9 ; 40 to 50, 5 ; 50 to 60, 1 1 ; 60 to 70, 14 ; 70 to 80, 1 1 ; 80 
to 90, 10 ; over 90, 1. 

Seventy years of age and over — Sarah Ellen Chase, 73 
yrs. 9 mo. 5 days, pneumonia; Elbridge Z. Sanderson, 76 yrs., 
cerebral hemorrhage; Mary C. Gilbert, 76 yrs. 4 mo. 2 d, pneu- 
monia; Joanna Morse, 76 yrs. 10 mo. 23 d., paralysis; Ann 
Burke, 77 yrs., pneumonia; Martha C. Gould, 77 yrs. 2 mo. 
15 d., nephritis; James S. Colburn, 78 yrs. 1 mo. 12 d., sen- 
ility; Charles W. Galloupe, 78 yrs. 2 mo. 23 d., pneumonia; 
Sarah M. Eveleth, 78 yrs. 9 mo. 24 d., gall stones; James 
Thomas, 79 yrs. 6 mo., diarrhea; Susan Story, 79 yrs. 8 mo. 
9 d., congestion of liver; Thomas Till, 80 yrs. 10 mo. 14 d., 
old age; Ellen McFeeley, 80 yrs. 10 mo. 14 d., paralysis; Sally 
C. Doane, 82 yrs. 1 mo. 26 d., pneumonia; Lucy Smith, 84 



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yrs. 4 mo. 12 d., acute bronchitis; Catherine A. Tebbets, 84 
yrs. 8 mo. 22 d., la grippe; Thomas Stanley, 85 yrs. 6 mo. 10 
d., old age ; Gratin Martin, 86 yrs. 4 mo. 2 d., old age ; Edward 
Marsh, 87 yrs. 2 mo. 13 d., septicaemia ; John Chapman, 87 
yrs. 10 mo. 27 d., old age; Daniel Myers, 89 yrs. 2 mo. 17 d., 
old age; Rebecca A. Moore, 97 yrs. 11 mo. 5 d., senility. 



Dogs Licensed. 

Males, 176; females, 47; total, 223. 



Licenses Issued to Junk Dealers. 

Seven at $10.00 each. One at $15.00. 



To Peddlers of Foreign Fruits. 

Three at $2.00 each. 



Pool Table Licenses. 

Two at $2.00 each. 



Auctioneer. 

One at $2.00. 

Attest: MILTON D. PORTER, 

Town Clerk. 



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List of Jurors. 



Prepared and posted by the Selectmen, for the consideration 
of the Town at the annual meeting, March 21, 1904. 



Ashton, Herman F. 


Manufacturer 


Bassett, Frank H. 


Salesman 


Bain, Wellesley W. 


Painter 


Blanchard, George H. 


Fisherman 


Blanchard, Horace W. 


• tJUUV/lllllVllUV/lll 


Cahoon, L. Herbert 


Fisherman 


Cann., John W. 


. Shoemaker 


Caton, James F. 


Manufacturer 


Clay, George F. 


Shoemaker 


Chase, Charles A. 


Manufacturer 


Collins, William H. 


Clerk 


Conner, George M 


Shoemaker 


Crowell, John B. 


Laborer 


Cullen, John A. 


Blacksmith 


Delano, Gilbert 


Carpenter 


Douglass, Henry E. 


Fisherman 


Douglass, Rodney A. 


Fisherman 


Drew, John G. 




Edgerly, I. Irving 


Superintendent 


Estes, William A. 


Paper hanger 


Farnham, Edwin A 


Merchant 


Fogg, Burton A. . 


Motorman 


Glass, Joseph W. 


Laborer 


Heath, George A. 


Machinist 


Jackson, Charles T. 


Shoemaker 


Jeffers, Charles P. 


Druggist 



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Johnson, Frank E. 


Shoemaker 


Kendrick, Seth C. 


Special police 


Knovvlton, Daniel F. 


Bicycle repairer 


Keefe, John F. 


Clerk 


Merritt, John R. . 


Manufacturer 


Moore, J. Frank . 


Real estate 


Nies, Martin 


Willow ware 


Nisbett, David W. 


Clerk 


Peters, Herbert A. 


Shoemaker 


Phillips, James E. 


Painter 


Pyne, Alfred F. . 


Cutter 


Rowell, Charles G. 


Mason 


Russell, Edmund . 


Painter 


Stanley, John G. . 


Hotel keeper 


Taylor, James L. . 


Barber 


Thing, Ernest B. . 


Fisherman 


Tuttle, Edgar M. . 


Paperhanger 


Twisden, Charles H. 


Shoemaker 


Waters, William J. 


Carpenter 


Whitcomb, Otis A. 


Salesman 


Wiley, Edwin F. . 


Mason 


Widger, James H. 


Expressman 


Wood, Coleman M. 


Teamster 


Woodbury, Lorenzo D. 


Fisherman 



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Report of Selectmen. 



To the Citizens of Sivampscott : 

We take pleasure in addressing our fellow citizens at the ter- 
mination of our official year. We feel proud of Swampscott and 
its citizens who have made our Town such an attractive and pros- 
perous residential district. We are certainly well up in the list 
of model towns. After extending our sincere thanks for the con- 
fidence reposed in us, we respectfully submit the following re- 
port of the expenditures made during the past year. 

Pest House. 

The committee consisting of the Board of Health and the 
Selectmen, had various meetings in regard to the sale of the Pest 
House. It was decided to advertise the estate for sale in the 
local papers. Two bids were received, the highest being $1,501. 
It was the opinion of the Selectmen that the offer was a good 
one and should be accepted, but the Board of Health being of the 
opinion that the property should command a larger figure, no 
majority vote could be got, and the matter stands as presented to 
the committee. 

Forest Avenue. 

The above subject was not considered by the Selectmen to have 
been referred to them for action, but the Board has looked into 
the matter and finds that the abutters are opposed as a unit to its 
construction. 



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The cost of construction has been estimated at from $12,000 
to $15,000. The Board do not deem the same feasable, but 
make no recommendations, only that the mode of procedure in 
the matter is for six or more citizens of the Town to petition the 
County Commissioners. 

Ingalls Fountain. 

Immediately after the adjourned meeting of Jan. n, the fol- 
lowing letter was received : 

To the Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — As you are unable to secure the land for the 
fountain which I proposed to give to the Town of Swampscott, I 
withdraw my offer. Will you send by bearer the drawings and 
all papers pertaining to the fountain and oblige, 

Yours truly, 

MARY A. INGALLS. 

Boston, Jan. 14, 1904. 

Atlantic Avenue Drain. 

As voted by the Town, the committee asked for bids for the 
construction of the drain. The following bids were received : 
Titus & Poor, $490 ; W. J. Waters, $485 ; Lyons & Mather, 
$425; Geo. H. Doane, $354; and the work was awarded to 
Geo. H. Doane at the above figure. The result seems to be 
satisfactory to all concerned. 

Road Roller. 

The committee, consisting of the Superintendent of Streets, 
Mr. J. P. M. S. Pitman, and the Selectmen, made various visits 
and inquiries of various agents, and concluded to purchase a 
Buffalo Pitts Road Roller, which has proved very satisfactory to 
the Superintendent of Streets. The committee finally decided 
on the present location for crusher, which has been leased for a 
period of five years with the privilege of renewal. The Super- 
intendent of Streets informs the Board that there is rock enough 
in sight to last the Town for twenty-five years. The land can be 



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purchased for $2,400, and all moneys paid as rental shall be 
deducted. -We recommend that this land be purchased by the 
Town . 

King's Beach. 

After various meetings with the Park Commissioners, it was 
voted to bring the matter before the Town Counsel, and for him 
to arrange a meeting with the Metropolitan Park Commissioners, 
which meeting was held. After going over the matter in a 
thorough manner, the Metropolitan Park Commissioners re- 
quested the Town Counsel to ascertain the exact wants of the 
Town in regard to the Beach. As the Town had accepted the 
" Park Act," the Beach could not be reverted back to the Town 
without restrictions, except through an "Act of the Legislature." 

New Streets. 

Mapledale avenue has been laid out by the Selectmen and the 
necessary waivers signed. This matter will be submitted to the 
annual meeting for acceptance. 

We have received petitions for the following streets, which on 
account of snow, the Engineer has not been able to get ready for 
the meeting, viz. : Devens road, Fuller avenue, Franklin avenue 
and a part of Redington street. These we recommend to our 
successors in office. 

Offer of Roberts Heirs. 

In regard to the offer from the Roberts heirs, the Selectmen 
understand that the offer holds good, providing the Town 
makes a use of the land for a public purpose, outside of streets. 
This matter is presented to the Town for action. 

Engine House. 

Your Committee having been appointed at the last annual 
Town Meeting to superintend and direct the work in the con- 
struction of an engine house, apparatus, etc., to be located at 
Phillips Beach, and having according to the best of our ability 
discharged the duty, we feel that we have met the requirements 
of the petitioners and also of the Town. 



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We also think that the house in its present location will give 
the residents of that end of the Town ample protection for many- 
years to come. We wish to thank the residents of Phillips 
Beach for the many courtesies shown to us, especially Mr. David 
K. Phillips, who made it possible for us to procure the excellent 
location, at a very low figure. The bids received for the erec- 
tion of the house were as follows : 

W. H. Blanchard, $7,721 ; seam face wall, $8,211. 

Hatch & Fernald, $7,600; seam face, $8,026. 

Titus & Poor, $7,474; seam face, $7,774. 

Contract awarded Titus & Poor at $7,774. 

The following bids were received for chemical engine : - 

Combination Ladder Co., $2,500. 

C. N. Perkins & Co., $2,200. 

Contract awarded C. N. Perkins & Co. 

Conference with Boston & Northern Railroad in Regard 
to Transfers. 

The Board after several meetings with the officials of the Boston 
& Northern Railroad, failing to get satisfactory results in regards 
to transfers to Marblehead and Salem, petitioned the Railroad 
Commissioners for a hearing. A hearing was held at their office 
in Boston, on Tuesday, February 23. The subject was presented 
by the Town Counsel, Board of Selectmen and several citizens. 
Counsel for the Railroad was also present. This meeting was 
adjourned until March 15, when it is expected a decision will 
be made. 

The following amounts are recommended for the current year : 



Selectmen's Department .... $5,700 

Highway ...... 10,000 

Sidewalk ...... 1,500 

Crushing Stone ..... 1,200 

Catch Basins and Gutters . . . i?50° 

Resetting Curbstones . . . 300 

Tree Warden . . . . . 600 

School . . . . ... 24,000 



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Street Watering .... $3,000 

Health . . . . . . 4oOO 

Police . . . . . . 5i IQ o 

Street Lights ..... 8,500 

Poor ....... 3o°° 

•Fire, Receipts, and . . . 8,500 

Town Hall, Receipts, and . . 1,400 

Curbstones . . . . . ' 500 

Cemetery ..... 750 

Library, Dog Tax, Receipts, and . 750 

Care Monument Lot .... 35 

Memorial Day ..... 175 

Water Rates . . . . . 1,100 

Soldiers' Relief ..... 2,000 

State Tax (estimated) . . . 8,000 

County Tax (estimated) . . . 7,000 

Interest (estimated) .... 8,500 

Sewer Bonds ..... 5,600 

Interest Sewer Bonds . . . 7,5°° 
Coal. 



The following bids were received in answer to an advertise- 
ment in the paper for coal : 

People's Coal Co., broken, $6.40; egg, $6.65 ; stove, $6.65. 

Sprague & Breed, all kinds, $7.00. Discount of 25 cents per 
ton for prompt payment. 

Breed Coal Co., broken, $6.57; egg, $6.57; stove, $6.57. 

B. O. Honors & Son, broken, $5.95 ; egg, $6.20. 

Contract awarded B. O. Honors & Son. 

Recommendation. 

Owing to the increased duties of the Clerk of the Selectmen, 
we recommend that an additional $100 be added to the salary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. BASSETT, 
CLARENCE B. DELANO, 
MARTIN L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Swampscott. 



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Report of the School Committed. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

The past year has been one of advancement and improvement 
in our schools, and the credit belongs to the faithful, unselfish 
efforts of our teachers, who have labored in season and out of 
season under the supervision of the Superintendent to give 
our children an education that will be a credit to them and also 
to the town. Success here depends in a measure upon the hearty 
co-operation of the parents, and the committee urge upon the 
latter the advisability of visiting the schools from time to time, 
and thus becoming acquainted, at first hand, with the work of 
the teacher and pupil. 

While the committee, from lack of experience, have been 
unable to meet all the problems that have presented themselves 
like veterans, they have been actuated in all their work by a deep 
sense of the responsibility connected with the office and by a 
sincere desire for the welfare of the pupils and teachers. 

We believe it would be wise on the part of those interested to 
make considerable effort to retain in office, as long as possible, 
men who are devoted to the interests of the schools, since the 
value of their service increases with the ability to understand 
their needs, and to acquire that ability time is necessary. The 
committee have been aided in their work by suggestions and 
advice from parents, and the conviction grows that the meetings 
of the officers and parents, which have proved of such benefit to 
both this year, will be productive of even greater benefit in the 
future, as thus their mutual desires can become known and 
misunderstandings removed. 



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Repairs and Improvements. Phillips School. 

Repairs have been continued on the roof and tower by Mr. 
Quinn, to prevent rain from beating through. It is hoped these 
will prove effective. The boiler tubes were found to be in need 
of renewal, the hard water of previous years contributing largely 
to shorten their usefulness. It was hoped they would last until 
the next summer vacation, but the severe weather of the past 
winter and the consequent higher pressure caused them to give 
way and made it necessary to replace them with new ones. 
With the soft water now in use these should last a much longer 
time than the others. 

Complaint was made by residents in the vicinity that the cess- 
pool was leaking to such an extent as to constitute a nuisance. 
After a conference with the Board of Health and those interested, 
the matter was temporarily adjusted by having constructed a 
bank with 100 loads of clay. This will probably be sufficient 
until connection can be made with the sewer. 

Platforms have been erected in some of the school rooms to 
enable the pupils to reach the blackboards and storm porches 
built for the rear doors. 

Essex Street School. 

An unsatisfactory condition of things exists here with regard 
to the heating and ventilating apparatus. In theory there should 
be no trouble, but in practice there is nothing but trouble. 
Experiments have been made, some at the suggestion of those 
who installed the system, looking to the improvement of condi- 
tions, but thus far without satisfactory results. A change in 
system would involve considerable expense, and we are hardly 
ready yet to recommend it. Further experiments may cause the 
unexpected to happen. The draught in the old chimney was 
found inadequate for the new furnace and the aperture was 
enlarged last summer. Little improvement was effected and the 
only solution seems to be a new chimney nearer the furnace, 
which will be built during the vacation just at hand. 



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It was found that in a driving storm rain beat in under the 
ventilator caps, threatening the ceilings in the school rooms 
below. This was remedied by Mr. DeLory, without expense to 
the Town, by lowering the caps. 

An additional outside closet was urgently demanded and was 
built. 

Pine Street, Redington Street and Beach Schools. 

These buildings have needed and received only the usual 
minor repairs. 

The care of two school-houses, so widely separated as those on 
Pine and Redington streets, was found to be more than one man 
could properly attend to, and Mr. J. E. Homan has been 
appointed janitor at Pine street, while Mr. Stone remains at Red- 
ington street. The salary given to one has been proportionately 
divided. 

Farms School. 

A vault has been found necessary on account of leakage on 
other premises and has been built. 

The committee believed the proper care of the school-house to 
be more than a woman of Mrs. Casey's age could guarantee and 
Arthur McNamara was chosen to fill her place. The results 
have justified the wisdom of the change. 

Salaries. 

The salary of the Superintendent has been raised $200 a year 
because of increased duties and responsibilities as Superintendent. 

The salary of teachers in the Primary grade has been raised to 
$600 a year, to correspond with that of teachers in the same 
grade elsewhere ; otherwise our best teachers are likely to be 
drawn away to other places. Then, too, a cause for dissatisfac- 
tion has been removed since the ambition for 44 promotion" to 
grammar grades will thus be largely eliminated and a teacher 
retained where contentment cannot fail to increase her value. 

The salary of the janitor at the Phillips school has been 
increased $60 a year, in return for which he undertakes to care 
for the ashes, etc., which has formerly been paid for out of the 
appropriation. 



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Sanitary Inspection. 

We have authorized an inspection of the schools by a practis- 
ing physician of Swampscott whenever it is found necessary and 
suggest to the parents that an intelligent co-operation in this 
matter will do much to remove any unpleasantness that may 
arise. The utmost care will fail sometimes to prevent infection, 
and hence any undue sensitiveness in the matter will tend to 
diminish rather than increase the benefits to be secured by the 
inspection. 

For more detailed information relative to the schools, we refer 
you to the report of the Superintendent, which follows. 



CHAS. A. FLAGG, 
SIDNEY E. BAILEY, 
D. E. BURTNER. 



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Report of the Superintendent of Schools. 



To the School Committee of the Town of Swamfiscott : — 

Gentlemen, — Herewith is submitted my third annual report 
as Superintendent of Schools. 

This last year has seen several changes in the arrangement of 
the schools, caused by the increase in the number of pupils. 
The growth of the high school made more room necessary for 
the proper carrying on of its work. Therefore the room 
occupied by Miss Fernald was taken for that purpose and 
assigned to the teacher of ''commercial branches," and seated 
for pupils of the second year class. Miss Fernald took Miss 
Gould's room and Miss Gould was transferred with her fifth 
grade to Redington street, where she is serving as principal. The 
fifth grade that was at Redington street was changed to Essex 
street, where Miss Verry is in charge, acting as principal of the 
building. By these changes all the rooms available for school 
use have been filled and any more room must be provided by a 
new building. 

As the schools are arranged now, all the grades above the fifth 
are in the Phillips building, the fourth and fifth having been re- 
moved from it in the last four years ; two buildings have four 
teachers and one has two teachers, and two have one each. The 
school rooms where two grades or more are given to a teacher, 
are Miss Prescott's at Redington street, with grades second and 
third, the Beach School, where Miss Doyle has the three primary 
grades, and the Farms School, where Miss Stanley has the three 
primary grades. 



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Changes in the teaching force have resulted from resignations 
of three of the teachers. Miss Berry of the High School was 
drawn away by an offer of a better position and is now in charge 
of the business department in the Chelsea high school. We were 
very sorry to lose her for she had filled a large place in the 
school, among pupils and teachers alike. Miss Marion H. Nick- 
erson of Quincy, a graduate of Boston University with some ex- 
perience in teaching has been chosen to the position and is making 
her own place in the school. Miss Graydon from the fourth 
grade resigned because of the offer of a more desirable position 
as wife, and Miss Farnum was appointed to the vacant place. 
Miss L. Ardell Kimball of Ipswich, a teacher of several years' 
experience and fresh from a year's special study at the Salem 
Normal School, took Miss Farnum's vacant first grade at Red- 
ington street and has won universal approval. Matrimonial 
reasons made a vacancy also at the Beach School, where Miss 
Mary A. Phillips had taught so faithfully the last three years. 
Miss Blanche H. Doyle, a resident of this town and a teacher of 
experience, last year in Connecticut, was elected to the vacancy 
and has proved herself a valuable addition to our corps of teach- 
ers. The superintendent feels that the town should consider 
itself very fortunate in securing such additions to its teaching force. 

Since this report was written, Miss Charlotte Bain has re- 
signed her position as principal of the Pine Street School, to be 
married. Her loss is much to be regretted, for her seven and a 
half years of service have been efficient and appreciated by all. 
It was very fortunate that her place could be filled at this season, 
as it is difficult to secure a good teacher who is free to take a 
school in the middle of the year. Miss Annie O. S. Clemons of 
Andover, who has been teaching in private families in Swamp- 
scott for some time past and substituting in this town and Lynn, 
has been appointed to the place. Miss Clemons comes to us 
after several years of successful experience and strongly endorsed 
by the school officials where she has taught. 

While speaking of teachers it is well to note that teachers 
are more important than books or studies. Emerson well 
said, "I do not care so much what you study as with whojn 



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you study." The selection of teachers is the most important 
part of any school officer's duties, for what the teacher is, in man- 
ners, habits and character, teaches more, and with more effect, 
than anything she may set as a task for her pupils to learn. The 
less a real teacher is cramped by rules and restrictions of courses 
of study and notions of proper methods imposed from above, 
the better work she can do. But not all can properly use such 
freedom and demand u thus far and no farther." 

Much time has been lost this winter because of the lack of 
proper accommodations in cold days, especially at Redington, 
Pine and Essex streets. In the Essex street building there has 
been constant trouble and complaint from the time the enlarged 
building was opened. The heating and ventilating apparatus has 
caused much annoyance as well as many colds and headaches, if 
not worse. Some radical remedy is absolutely needed, though 
I am not prepared to say just what that remedy should be. The 
teachers' supply closets and the platform at the blackboards are 
much appreciated improvements at Essex street of this year, the 
latter being an imperative necessity to enable the children to use 
the boards. 

The improved janitor service at the Farms School has removed 
a long-standing cause of complaint. 

High School. 

Special attention is called to the high school and the results 
from its growth. On looking at the page of enrollment, follow- 
ing this report, it will be seen that the school has grown from 
sixty-nine in five years to one hundred and two, but that the en- 
tering class has remained at about the same average, thirty-five. 
The increase has come therefore from the fact that the pupils 
have stayed in school longer and this seems an endorsement of 
the work of the teachers and management. The addition of so- 
called commercial studies has helped to hold some pupils and the 
social side, emphasized by larger numbers, has attracted others. 

While this increase is gratifying, it has had an effect not so wel- 
come. Formerly those pupils remained in the school to the end 
who cared for study and did some hard work. This made the 



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percentage of college students among our graduates really high, 
higher than at present, apparently. There remains therefore in 
the school, entitled to all it can afford, a number who do not care 
for study and who will not do hard work. This has worked an 
injury to the really ambitious and has been a draw-back to a high 
standard of accomplishment. How that injury can be made as 
small as possible, is at present the most serious problem before the 
teachers, who see no real solution as things are now. An in- 
crease in the number of teachers, enough to allow a separation of 
the two kinds of pupils seems to be the first suggestion. Whether 
the benefit warrants the expense, is a question for the committee 
and citizens to consider. 

This condition and the increasing demands of the colleges on 
entering students make it advisable for us to do what other schools 
are doing — i. e., recommend that ordinary pupils take five years 
to do good preparatory work while brightest pupils may do it in 
four. Pres. Eliot of Harvard said he did not expect pupils to be 
well prepared in four years and advocated beginning some of the 
work in the upper grammar grades. We have this year begun 
Latin in the eighth grade and feel well satisfied with the results 
so far, the class being under the care of the regular high school 
Latin teacher, Miss Rideout. This may help the difficulty for 
some, but still it is hard work for any pupil to prepare for col- 
lege in four years. The Boston high schools take longer. 

The other need of the school is better considered later in con- 
nection with the needs of the grammar schools for next year. 

Much is often said as to the small percentage of the grammar 
school pupils who graduate from the high school. By looking 
! again at the enrollment figures it will be seen that of the forty- 
five pupils in the eighth grade in 1898, twenty-two per cent, grad- 
uated in 1903, of the forty-four in 1890 in the eighth grade, thirty- 
one per cent, are expected to graduate next June. Such figures 
are well worth remembering. 

Twice this winter, attempts have been made to bring the teach- 
ers and the parents together, for considering their mutual needs 
: and gaining mutual acquaintance. While less than half of the 
• parents responded, it was an effort worth making and has been 



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helpful in its results. It would be a most effective means of help- 
ing our schools, if the parents and teachers could meet regularly 
during the year and consider the questions of mutual concern. 
Such association has been tried successfully in other towns. 

A New Building Needed. 

In looking forward to next fall, there appears a call for another 
room for the grammar school, probably in the eighth grade. 
There is no place for it now and a new building must be built 
soon, and the sooner the better. Various plans are proposed of 
varying merit. The best plan in my mind is to put up a new 
building for the high school and leave the Phillips School 
building for grammar school pupils, thus separating the two 
schools. This would be a gain for both schools, as it is not best 
to have both high and grammar schools in the same building, 
their different characters and the different ages of their pupils 
requiring different kinds of treatment. The Phillips building is 
better adapted to grammar school use than to high school use, 
and is too large to devote wholly to the high school for many 
years to come. 

In employing the new teacher, a man should be secured and 
made principal of the school, that there may always be a man in 
charge when the superintendent's duties call him away. Should 
this plan not be adopted, some other plan should be promptly 
made and put into operation. Delay will not better the situa- 
tion. 

Co-operation of Public Library. 

Again I would call attention to the need of closer relation be- 
tween school and library, the two educational plants of the 
town. A new catalogueing of the library is needed to make it a 
good reference library, and a plan whereby the schools can take 
out several books on some subject of study is much needed. 
Such co-operation is working well in other towns and cities, and 
apparently would here. While our library cannot rank in size 
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helpfulness to the school children. A solution of the problem 
of new quarters for the library might be found by planning a 
building to include high school and pubic library under one 
roof. 

Much is said at the present time about the need of interesting 
the pupil in his work. This idea has been carried much too far 
in some directions. It rightly holds a large place in the early, 
primary years of a child's life, but rapidly takes a smaller place 
in grammar and high school work. When a boy has reached an 
age when he can think and see for himself that he goes to school, 
or rather the purpose of his school-going should be, to gain a 
greater power of mind and a wider knowledge of truth, there 
should be less call for the teacher to "interest" him or to ex- 
plain everything to him. When he enters what is called his 
M life work " his employer does not spend much time trying to 
make his work " interesting" or in giving very many explana- 
tions. He wants a boy or a man with enough manhood in him 
to tackle a hard problem and stick to it until conquered. There 
is a sad lack of that courage in most of our pupils, many of 
whom are perfectly willing to " ask teacher" rather than spend 
a few more minutes in doing what is for their own welfare. 
Most of us have many tasks not at all " interesting," and we all 
need to learn as early as possible to be self-reliant. 

It is well to notice in passing that pleasure is not the purpose 
of school life, except in a very slight degree. Happiness 
should be the accompaniment and the outcome ""of every boy's 
school life, and happiness is far greater and better than mere 
amusement and pleasure. A happy life, controlled by a strong 
will and guided by an appreciation of what is real interest, may 
bave little pleasure, so called, but must be a most useful life. 

Just such work I feel that your teachers are trying to do, amid 
much that discourages and perplexes, amid much resistance and 
nany difficulties, and they deserve the expressed thanks of the 
:itizens for their patience and self sacrifice. Those who have 
ictually tried to deal with a roomful of "other people's chil- 
dren " realize that the task is no sinecure. I wish to say at feast 



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so much in appreciation of the labors of our teachers who have 
so long given of their best for the progress of their pupils, and 
to thank them for their cordial support in my work among them. 

The Women's Relief Corps has given to every school a silk 
flag for the adornment of the room and the stimulation of the 
growing sentiment of patriotism in the children. To the High 
School, with the flag, was given a framed copy of the origin and 
history of the flag, the presentation being made by Mrs. Newhall 
of the corps. The thanks of the schools is here publicly given 
to the women for their interest and efforts in behalf of the schools. 

Allow me here to thank your Board for their interest and 
labors and for the generous and cordial treatment of your super- 
intendent. My thanks are also due the citizens for their support 
and sympathy. 

Very respectfully, 

HAROLD C. CHILDS. 

February, 1904. 



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GRADUATION EXERCISES 

OF THE 

Swampscott High School 

IN THE 

PHILLIPS SCHOOL HALL 

Wednesday Evening, June 24th, 1903 

AT 7.45 O'CLOCK. 



©rber of jEyerctees, 



Orchestra 



Mildred R. Munsey, Pianist. 



Prayer 



Rev. George A. Jackson. 

Song — " Joy, Joy, Freedom To-day, " . . . Benedict 

School. 

Recitation — " Execution of Montrose," . . Aytoun 

Ethel S. Griffin. 



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Song—" The Song of the Flower Spirit," 

School. 



Rossini 



Declamation — " Under the Flag," 



Phillips 



Jack W. Stanley. 

Song — " The Clang of the Forge," .... Rodney 

School. 

Presentation of the] Class Gift — " Giuliano de' Medici" 
Gertrude M. Childs. 

Song— "My Soul to God, My Heart to Thee," . Clapisson 



Song — " The Morning Ramble," .... Veazie 



Ethel G. Proctor. 



Address— 



Rev. Charles F. Dole. 



School. 



Presentation of Diplomas 



By Chairman of School Committee 
Charles A. Flagg. 



Orchestra 



Frances Brown, Pianist. 



Awarding of Phillips Medals'. 



Announcement of Honors 



By Secretary of School Committee 
Sidney E. Bailey. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



GRADUATES-1903. 



Florence Irene Bulfinch, 
Caroline Alice Chapman, 
Gertrude Mace Childs, 
Ethel Sherman Griffin, 
Adelaide May Jones, 
Stella Maxfield, 
Ethel Gertrude Proctor, 
Grace Lillian Rowell, 
Susan Ellen Stanley, 
Jack Wardwell Stanley. 



POST GRADUATE. 

Lessie Emilie Berry, Class of 1902. 



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SWAMPSCOTT HIGH SCHOOL. 



Course of Study, 1904. 



First Year Class. 



Required Studies. 

Per Week 

English 4 hours 

Algebra 5 hours 

English History .... 3 hours 
Declamationst 1 hour 



Elective Studies. 

Per vjeek 

Latin I 4 hours 

French 1 4 hours 

Commercial Arithmetic . ) , 
Book-keeping I ...... / 4 hours 

Elementary Phvsics. . 



Physical Geography. 



4 hours 



Drawing 2 hours 



Second Year Class. 



Required Studies. 

English- 4 hours 

Ancient History 4 hours 

Declamationst 1 hour 



Elective Studies. 

Greek I* 5 hours 

Latin II 4 hours 

French II 4 hours 

Botany 4 hours 

Book-keeping II 3 hours 

Drawing 2 hours 

Geometry -4 hours 



Junior Class. . 



Required Studies. 

English 3 hours 

Modern History 3 hours 

Declamationst 1 hour 



Elective Studies. 

Greek II* 4 hours 

Latin I or III 4 hours 

French I 4 hours 

German I 4 hours 

Astronomy 3 hours 

Physics 4 hours 

Short-hand I ....... 4 hours 



Advanced Algebra 
Plane Geometry . 



3 hours 



Drawing 1 hour 



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Senior 

Required Studies. 

Per week 

English 3 hours 

Civil Government .... 3 hours 
Political Economy . . .3 hours 
Declamationst 1 hour 



*See Note 2. 
fSee Note 3. 



Class. 

Elective Studies. 

Per vjeek 

Latin IV 4 hours 

Greek III* 4 hours 

French II 4 hours 

German II 4 hours 

Chemistry 4 hours 

Plane and Solid Geometry* 3 hours 

Geology 3 hours 

Typewritings 3 hours 

Short-hand II 3 hours 

Drawing 1 hourj 

JWith three hours of practice. 



Notes. 

1. Each regular pupil who is candidate for a diploma is required to 
take all the " required studies " and as many hours of " elective studies" 
as will make fifteen hours of prepared lessons per week for each year. 
making sixty hours in four years. Pupils able and wishing to take more 
than fifteen hours per week, may do so on approval of the teachers. Pupils 
who, for reasons of health, or for other reasons, wish to take less than 
fifteen hours of work per week, may distribute their work over more than 
four years, and receive their diplomas when sixty hours of work have been 
done. An average of li C," both in studies and deportment is required for 
a diploma. The choice of electives must have the approval of the teachers, 
and no class will be made in any study unless enough pupils elect it. Two 
years of some foreign language is required of each pupil. 

2. For pupils preparing for college, such changes in the course of 
study as are necessary maybe made to meet the requirements for admission 
to such institutions. Special students may take such studies as they are 
fitted for. 

3. Music is required of all pupils, except those excused by Director 
of Music because of lack of ability. The work in declamations is prepared 
work, with regular class instruction weekly, and is required of all the boys 
and elective for the girls. 

4. Pupils graduating from the school who were unable for any reason 
to take any desired study may return after graduation, and enter any 
classes they may wish, and receive recognition for such work done. 

5. Class work and deportment are marked on the following scales : 
A=excellent; B=good; C=fair; D=unsatisfactory ; E =poor. 



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Phillips Medals Given to Pupils of the High 
School, June, 1903. 

For Superior Scholarship during the four years : 
A Gold Medal, to Gertrude Mace Childs. 

For Excellence in English Composition and Declamation for 
the four years : 

A Silver Medal, to Ethel Sherman Griffin. 

For Superior Deportment for the year ending June, 1903 : 

Two Silver Medals, to Sarah Jane Conners, 1904, and Mary 
Ellen Havern, 1905. 



Selected List for 1903. 



Pupils whose studies have averaged " Excellent," " A," in 
each study for the year ending June, 1903 : 

Grade VIII. 

Marion Dean Munsey. Margaret Louise Shorey. 

Grade VI. 
Katherine Call. 



Roll of Honor. 

Pupils who have not been absent nor tardy for the school 
year ending June, 1903. 

High School. 

Dorothy Jasinsky. 
Bertram P. Martin. 
Mary E. Kain. 
Katherine F. McNamara. 
Mildred R. Munsey. 



C. Alice Chapman, 
Lucy Jameson. 
Bertha Enholm. 
Alice F. Pratt. 



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Grade VIII. 

Everett H. Clark. Joseph E. Kain. 

Margaret L. Shorey. Jessie Macdonald, 

Lloyd L. Mansfield. 



Alma T. Johnson. 
George T. Poor. 
Dorothy Till. 
Mildred B. Curtis. 



Grade VII. 

Marion F. Nevvcomb. 
Clara Quereau. 
Katherine Call. 
Frances Jasinsky. 
Pauline Eveleth. 



Mary L. C. Holden. 
William R. Curtis. 
Alice M. Gott. 
Mary V. Mehagan. 



Grade VI. 

Walter L. DeLory. 
George E. Goodwin 
A. Wesley Hatch. 
M. Etta Sanderson. 



Irving Allen Curtis. 
Helen Blany Foster. 
Ruel A. Metcalf. 
Marion Huldah Wood. 



Grade V. 



Louise Call. 
Madeline V. Martin. 
Leonard E. Proctor. 
Marion Bentley. 



Marion Proctor. 



Grade IV. 

Forest Spaulding. Camille Serrington. 

Frank Buckman. Harriett Kain. 



May Beth Goodwin. 



Jennie Ledley. 
Glen F. Rowell. 



Grade III. 

John Lee. 

Grade II. 

Sarah Bucknam. 
Robert G. Beattie. 



96 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

Grade I. 

Raymond Jenkins. Rose Hilda Lee. 

William Chapman was absent one afternoon because of a 
relatives' funeral. 



Calendar For School Year, 1904. 

Winter Term began December 2S, 1903 ; ends February 26,. 
1904. 

Spring Term begins March 7 ; ends April 29. 

Summer Term begins May 9 ; ends June 30. 

Fall Term begins September 6 ; ends December 23. 

Winter Term begins January 2 ; ends February 24, 1905. 

Spring Term begins March 6, 1905 ; ends April 28, 1905. 

Children who have not previously attended school may enter 
the first primary grade at the beginning of the spring term, 
March 2, or at the beginning of the fall term, September 6, 
and during the two weeks following. 



Holidays. 

Washington's Birthday, February 22. 
Patriot's Day, April 19. 
Memorial Day, May 30. 
Bunker Hill Day, June 17. 

Thanksgiving recess, from noon of the day before to morning 
of the Monday following Thanksgiving Day. 



No School Signal. 

The signal for no school is " 22 " sounded on the fire alarm — 
for the forenoon session at 7.57 A. M., for the afternoon session 
at 12.45 P. M. 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



97 



Corps of Teachers, 1904. 



High School. 

Harold C. Childs, Principal. 
A. Lillian Rideout, Assistant. 
Mabel E. Ingalls, Assistant. 
Alice G. Coombs, Assistant. 
Marion H. Nickerson, Assistant. 

Phillips School. 

Ellen M. Dewing, Grade VIII. 
Elizabeth J. Hadlej, Grade VII. 
Minnie H. Fernald, Grade VII. 
Mabel S. Knight, Grade VI. 
Alice L. Shaw, Grade VI. 

Redington Street School. 

Frances A. Gould, Grade V, Principal. 
Edith A. Farnum, Grade IV. 
Katherine Y. Prescott, Grade III and II. 
L. Ardell Kimball. Grade I. 

Essex Street School. 

Mabel F. Verry, Grade V, Principal. 
Edith S. Gardner, Grade IV. 
Emma J. Machon, Grade II. 
May E. Jackson, Grade I. 

Pine Street School. 

Annie O. S. Clemons, Grade III, Principal. 
Anna F. Wiley, Grade I. 

Beach School. 

Blanche H. Doyle, Grade III, II, I. 

Farms School. 

Louise C. Stanley, Grade III, II, I. 



Date of Appointment. 
Sept. 1898. 
Sept. 1893 
Sept. 1894 
Sept. 1900 
Sept. 1903 



Jan. 1894. 

Sept. 1880.— Dec. 1872. 

Sept. 1888. 

Sept. 1900. — Nov. 1894. 

Sept. 1902. 



Sept. 1903.— Sept. 1888. 
Sept. 1903. — Sept. 1 r 8gj. 
Sept. 1902. 
Sept. 1903. 



Sept. 1903. — April 1896. 
Sept. 1902. — Sept. 1894. 
April 1880. 
Nov. 1894. 



Mar. 1904. 

Sept. 1902. 

Sept. 1903. 

Sept. 1888. 



Supervisor of Music and Drawing. 
Elizabeth A. Bill. 

Superintendent of Schools. 
Harold C. Childs. 



Jan . 1 890 
Sept. 1 901. 



[Date of appointment to present position in Roman type. If the teacher 
has previously served in another position in town, the date of the earlier 
appointment is stated in italics.'] 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Statistics for 1903. 



SCHOOLS 



" H 

Phillips 

Grade VIII . . . 

Grade VII . . . 

Grade VII . . . 

Grade VI . . . . 

Grade VI . . . . 

Grade VI . . . . 

Redington Street 

Grade V 

Grade IV ... . 
Grade III . . . . 
Grade II . . . . 
Grade I 

Essex Street : 

Grade V 

Grade IV ... . 
Grade II . . . . 
Grade I 

Pine Street : 

Grade III ... . 
Grade I 

Beach : 

Grade III ... . 
Grade II . . . . 
Grade I 

Farms : 

Grade III ... . 
Grade II . . . . 
Grade I 



1 06 



45 



S3 



'5-9 



120 
1-1 1 



10-7 

8-4 
7-10 

5-5 



8-1 c 
8-5 
7-i 



Average 
Membership. 



83.8 



43 

2S-9 

29 

37-5 

37 

12.5 

*47-3 
45 
20.5 
27.4 
19.8 



t47-5 
45-2 

28.3 



46.8 
26.4 



80.9 



44 
25-1 
27.8 
35 

39 



79.4 98.9 



43 
22.4 

23 
33 



39.6 46.9 



fc 39-7|*44 
46 46.5 47.7 
21.9 21 
22.7 22.7 
24 23.2 



45-5 
3S.S 



t45-5 146.5,46-7 t34 
45-4 

4 



44-4! 47-7 4I-9 
~ 29.5 



'I 

9.3 



30.8 



13 
8.7 



40.0 
32.5 
38.2 
44 



45-7 



20.7 

'7-7 

29.., 



45-6|49-3 
45 
33.S 



Average 
Attendance. 



78.5 



40.2 

23 
26.9 
35-2 
35-4 



[ 4 

3^-9 
17.9 
23 
16.2 



24.5 



42.7 
22.6 



13.6 
4.6 

7-i 



79-9 



4i 
22.6 

25-5 
3i 

37-7 



42.3 



f35-S 
41.9 
41.8 
35-3 



74-4 



39-7 
23.2 
21.7 
30 . 
35-8 44 
10.9 



41.8 40.41 
19.6 
19.S 
21.3 



19. 



07-5 



,7.2 

K 
36.4 
42.4 



43- 5 

44- 7 
.S 7 
15.2 



1S.9 27 



t39-2 41 
43-' 43-7 
44.2 42.3 

34-9 3 '-3 



44-9 39.2 
27 27.5 



11-3 
5-4 
7-3 

It 



100 
96.2 
95-2 



* In Phillips Building. 



f At Redington Street. 



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REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



99 



Enrollment for Fall Term. 



High School 





1898. 


1099. 


1900. 






1903 


Graduate students 








2 


1 


1 


Senior 


6 


7 


10 


13 


10 


14 


Junior . ' . 


9 


17 


!3 


13 


17 


24 


Second Year 


24 


21 


17 


24 


30 


29 


First Year 


- 30 




A 1 


39 


35 


34 


Totals 


. 69 


79 


Si 


9i 


93 


102 


Grammar Schools : 














Grade VIII 


45 


44 


45 


45 


50 


5i 


Grade VII 


51 


4-7 


4.7 


4-Q 




77 


Grade VI . 


• 58 


62 


63 


8l 


92 


95 


Grade V . . 


86 


76 


82 


92 


105 


IOI 


Grade IV . 


• 83 


97 


85 


98 


98 


105 


Totals 


• 323 


326 


322 


365 


400 


429 


Primary Schools : 














Grade III . 


97 


83 


88 


88 


IOI 


77 


Grade II . 


. 87 


99 


86 


93 


90 


78 


Grade I 


• 117 


106 


118 


94 


"3 


i35 


Totals 


. 301 


288 


292 


275 


3°4 


290 


Grand totals 


• 693 


693 


6 95 


73i 


797 


821 


Increase 






2 


36 


66 


24 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Report of Truant Officer. 



To the School Board : 

Gentlemen, — I have investigated 1 14 complaints from teach- 
ers during the past year with the following results : Truancy, 
first offence 9 ; second offence 4 ; third offence 3 ; sixth offence 1 . 
Respectfully submitted, 

RICHARD G. GILLEY, 



Truant Officer. 



1904] 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE. 



IOT 



Report of the Chief of Police. 



To the Honorable Board of Select?ne?z : 

I hereby submit the annual report of the Police Department 
as follows : 



Whole number of arrests ...... 30 

Males ......... 28 

Females ........ 2 

— 3° 

Arrested for the following offences : 

Assault and battery ...... 4 

Assault with a dangerous weapon .... 1 

Larceny ........ 2 

Insane . . . . . . . . 2 

Drunkenness ........ 10 

For out of town officers . . . . . 2 

Breaking, entering and larceny .... 3 

Indecent assault ....... 1 

Non-support of minor child ..... 1 

Stubbornness ....... 1 

Neglected children ...... 2 

Assault with attempted rape . . . . . • 1 

— 3° 

Disposed of as follows : 

Committed to House of Correction .... 2 

Committed to State Farm 1 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum ... 2 

Held for Grand Jury 3 

Placed on file . . . . . . . 12 

Discharged by Court . .. • . . 2, 

Defaulted ........ 2 

Fined and paid ....... 1 

Nolprossed ........ 1 

Delivered to out of town officers .... 2 

Turned over to State Board of Charity ... 2 



— 3° 

Superior Criminal Court, September term, larceny from the 
building, 1. The defendant pleaded guilty, and the case was 
placed on file. 

Superior Criminal Court, January term, assault with a dan- 
gerous weapon, 1. The defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 
$15. 

Miscellaneous Business, 



Complaints investigated ...... 175 

Disturbances suppressed without arrest ... 12 

Buildings found open and secured .... 41 

Defective places in street reported .... 40 

Street obstructions removed ..... 9 

Lost children returned to parents . . . . 10 

Street lights reported out ..... 57 

Stray teams cared for ...... 5 

Injured and sick persons cared for .... 3 

Dogs killed ..... ... 57 

Intoxicated persons assisted home .... 16 

Accidents reported ....... 14 

Tramps sent out of town ..... 3 

Breaking, entering and larceny reported ... 9 

Cases of larceny reported . . . . . 15 

Out of town officers assisted ..... 9 

Lights furnished for dangerous places ... 25 

Breaks in water pipes reported .... 4 

Glass in fire-alarm boxes reported broken . . 5 



I904] REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE. IO3 

Fires extinguished without alarm .... 4 

Drunks put off at depot, non-residents ... 14 

Lights extinguished in buildings .... 2 

Wires reported down ...... 4 

Fire alarms given by officers ..... 2 

Fire alarms responded to by officers ... 15 

Nuisances reported to Board of Health ... 2 

Juveniles before the court ..... 5 

Horses found loose in stable and secured . . 2 

Brush fires reported at Engine House ... 2 

Runaway boys returned home .... 4 

Electric light poles reported down .... 1 

Horses killed ....... 1 

Leaks in gas mains reported ..... 2 

Runaway horses stopped ..... 1 

Dead bodies found and cared for .... 2 

Value of property reported stolen . . . . $219 

Value of property recovered . . . . . $89 

Receipts and Reimbursements. 

Ainslie & Grabow $9 75 

Isaac Leadbetter ....... 45° 

H. W. Priest 5 00 

John W. Chapman ...... 2 00 

Elisha W. Cobb 2 00 

Wardwell Bros. . 2 00 

Charles W. Galloupe 52 25 

Mary E. Lodge 5° 00 

Winnipesikett Club . . . . . . 2 00 

Board of Health Department ..... 4° 97 

Board of Sewer Department ..... 276 75 

Police court fines ....... 5 00 

Telephone tolls 5 01 



$457 23 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Recommendations. 

I would recommend that a regular day officer be added to the 
force. Under the present system the chief is the only officer on 
day duty, and it often happens that he is called out of town on 
business connected with the department. By adding a regular 
day officer the town could be better protected and an officer could 
be at the police station at all hours of the day to answer calls. 

I would also recommend that more suitable quarters be fur- 
nished for the Police Department. The present room in the 
basement of the Town Hall is both damp and dark. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. DUNLAP, 

Chief of Police. 

Swampscott, February 15, 1^04. 



REPORT OF SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS. IO5 



Report of Surveyor of Highways- 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

In accordance with custom and the Town By-Laws I submit 
herewith my first annual report as Surveyor of Highways. 

The condition of the roads in the spring, on account of the 
building of the main sewer and the continual tearing up of the 
streets up to the time snow fell, on account of the laying of the 
particular sewers, made an extra appropriation necessary during 
the year in order to keep the streets in a safe condition. As fast 
as the sewer work was completed in the main streets they were 
immediately put into good repair. Five thousand tons of stone 
were crushed, and the greater part of this was used in macadam- 
izing the streets referred to. The purchase of a 12-ton Buffalo- 
Pitts steam roller during the year made it possible to do thorough 
work in macadamizing, and the following streets were so 
treated. 

A portion of Essex street ; Humphrey street, from Redington 
street to near the hay scales, with the exception of a short 
stretch on the shore side, from the crossing in front of the 
Chinese laundry to the railroad pole in front of John G. Stan- 
ley's. ' This was necessarily omitted on account of the low con- 
dition of the curbstone and sidewalk. Before the street can be 
properly macadamized the curb and walk will have to be raised 
18 inches in order to form the proper gutter; Humphrey street, 
from the Lynn line to beyond the car barns, on the side opposite 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



the paved portion, and at the turnouts at Roberts' barn and 
Pleasant street. 

The crushed stone cost the town about $1.25 a ton, laid, 
which will be found to compare very favorably with other 
municipalties similarly situated. 

On Humphrey street, between the hay scales and Roberts' 
stable, the car tracks were lifted a foot and the street built up 
with stone from the sewer, thus removing the mudhole that has 
existed there for a long time. The surfacing was left until spring 
on acount of the laying of the particular sewers, and will be a 
comparatively easy job. 

The following streets were graveled during the year, upwards 
of 1,500 loads of gravel being used : 

Salem street, from Farley's to foot of hill ; Humphrey street, 
from the railroad crossing at Phillips Beach to Allen Rowe's ; 
Beach Bluff avenue, from Bingham's almost to Atlantic avenue ; 
Atlantic avenue, from Palmer avenue to Orient street ; Orient 
street, from Humphrey street to Little's hill and from Lodge's to 
Galloupe's ; Blaney street, Rose street, Rockland street, Walker 
road, Thomas road, part of Norfolk avenue and Cherry street. 

Beach avenue was also repaired, the road roller being used in 
this connection and being found very effective even on the steep 
grade. 

About 150 tons of stone dust has been used upon the side- 
walks, making an impervious surface that does not turn to mud. 

The heavy falls of snow this winter have caused a severe drain 
upon the appropriation, that could not of course be foreseen. I 
have attempted to keep both the sidewalks and streets in passable 
condition at all times, believing that the extra cost was more than 
compensated by the added comforts. The Town now has five 
snow plows, one of which is, however, practically of no value 
and ought to be discarded. I would therefore recommend the 
purchase of two additional plows, which would give an extra 
plow for the centre of the Town. 

I would recommend an appropriation of $10,000 for highways 
and street maintenance, to be used in the general repair and care 
of the streets and whatever the Town can afford for permanent 



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REPORT OF SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS. 



improvements. The streets upon the Stetson estate are very flat 
and practically all worn out, nothing having been done upon 
them since they were built. Andrew and Farragut roads on 
the Mudge estate ought to receive attention. Orient street, be- 
tween Galloupe's and the hay scales, and Burrill street, between 
the monument and the railroad, should be macadamized, and the 
farther end of Essex street is also in very bad shape. These are 
but a few of the streets on which work could be done to 
advantage. 

The curve on Orient street, opposite the Smith property, has 
always been a danger point and menace to travel. I understand 
that Mr. Leonard H. Phillips is willing to give the necessary 
land to remove this source of danger, provided the Town will 
widen the street there, and I recommend that the Selectmen be 
empowered to accept this gift. 

The lot upon which the stone crusher now stands, and which 
comprises about three acres, can be purchased at the present 
time, thereby securing to the town at a reasonable figure land 
that is bound to enhance in value by the removal of the ledge. I 
recommend the purchase of this lot. 

I would also recommend the purchase of a street sweeper, for 
use upon the macadam streets, as by the use of one of these 
machines much of the dust could be swept to one side and both 
the dust and mud nuisances partially eliminated. The cost of 
this would be about $275. 

In conclusion, I wish to call the attention of the citizens to the 
charging off to this department of certain expenditures in settle- 
ment of accident cases, lawyer's fees, etc. If these charges 
were attributable to any cause connected with the year's work, I 
would not hesitate to say that they should be so charged. But it 
does not seem that the department's appropriation should be held 
responsible for causes due to lapses in past years. If this idea 
should be followed it would be possible for the Highway De- 
partment's appropriation to be entirely wiped out even before the 
season's work has begun. The establishment of a contingent 
fund would relieve this condition of affairs. 



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[Feb. 20 



I wish to thank the citizens of the Town and my fellow officials 
for the manner in which they have helped me during the year, 
and for the support in a financial way that they have given the 
department, thereby enabling much better work to be done. I 
hope to continue to merit this support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

IRVING I. EDGERLY, 

Surveyor of Highways. 



1904] 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



IO9 



Report of Chief Engineer. 



Fire Department Headquarters, 
Swampscott, Mass., Feb. 19, 1904. 

7o the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — I have the honor to submit herewith the an- 
nual report of the Fire Department for the year ending Feb. 26, 
1904, this being my ninth annual report and the twenty-fifth 
since the organization of the paid department of the Town. 

Manual Force. 

The department consists of thirty-three men, assigned as fol- 
lows, viz. : One chief and two assistant engineers, seven per- 
manent men, including the chief, one captain, two lieutenants, 
five pipemen, seven hosemen, six laddermen and four men on 
steamer. 

Apparatus. 

The apparatus is in good condition and at present consists of 
one steam fire engine, with a three-horse hitch, one two-horse 
hose wagon, one two-horse ladder truck, one two-horse chemical, 
five hand hose reels, one relief wagon, and one single wagon. 

Fire Alarm. 

Three new boxes have been added to the fire alarm system the 
past year ; also two old boxes exchanged for new ones. A pri- 
vate box has been placed in the New Ocean House by the 
owners, which in my opinion all hotels should do. There are 
twenty-three boxes located in town, and the department covers 
twenty-nine at all times. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Water Supply. 

The water supply has been all that has been required of it the 
past year. The hydrants have been kept in good order and all 
needed repairs have been attended to by the Water Board when 
reported to them. Four new hydrants have been added this 
year, which makes one hundred and twenty-eight in service. 

Hose. 

There are thirty-three hundred feet of two and one-half inch 
cotton hose (rubber lined), classified as follows: First qual- 
ity, twenty-seven hundred feet ; worthless, six hundred feet. 
Two hundred and fifty feet of the latter is out on sewer work. 
There is also four hundred feet of three-quarter inch rubber hose. 
There has been no hose purchased during the year. 

Fire Stations. 

The station on New Ocean street is in very good condition. 
There has been this past year an up-to-date two-way station 
located on Phillips avenue at Phillips beach, and was put in 
service January 1st, a chemical engine with two fifty-gallon 
upright tanks, a pair of horses and two men, which the Board 
of Engineers think is a great addition to the department. 

Horses. 

There are ten horses in the department, most of which are in 
good condition. One will have to be exchanged, as he is unfit 
for fire service ; two were bought the past year, and none 
exchanged. The horses and men have been employed by the 
Highway and Street Watering Department and have received 
$1,022.50 credit for the same. 

Fires and Alarms. 
There has been twenty-one (21) bell alarms, seventeen (17) 
telephone calls and ten (10) still alarms, making a total of forty- 
eight (48) alarms in the year. An increase over last year of 
seventeen (17) and the greatest number in any one year in the 
history of the Town. No school signal has been sounded ten 
(10) times, and the department have responded to eight (8) out 
of town calls. 



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REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



Ill 



Loss by Fire. 

The value of property endangered, amount 01 insurance car- 
ried, amount of insurance paid and net losses at fires where por- 
tion of the department have responded aggregate as follows, viz : 

Value of buildings .... $40,300 00 



Value of contents 

Total ... 

Insurance on buildings . 
Insurance on contents . 

Total . 

Damage to buildings 
Damage to contents 

Total . 

Insurance paid on buildings 
Insurance paid on contents 

Total . 

Net loss above insurance 



24,55° 00 



$64,850 00 



$30,025 00 
10,975 00 



$41,000 00 



$2,002 50 
2,349 5° 



$1,972 50 
2,349 5° 



$4,352 00 



$4,322 00 
$30 00 



Recommendations. 
We would recommend that the sum of seventy-one dollars and 
sixty-four cents ($71.64) be appropriated for the payment of the 
sewer assessment, two hundred dollars ($200) for a new horse, 
and two hundred and twenty-five dollars($225) for putting in a 
private telephone line from the station on New Ocean street to 
the station at Phillips avenue. 

Remarks. 

The department has been very successful in preventing large 
fires during the year, and it has been largely due to the interest 
taken by the members and the prompt manner in which they 
have performed their duties. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



Feb. 20 



Conclusion. 

In concluding my report, I wish to thank you, gentlemen, for 
the kindly interest you have borne toward myself and associates. 
The members of the department have my thanks for their quick 
response at all times and the manner in which they have con- 
ducted themselves. Also all others with whom I have come in 
contact the past year. 

Yours with respect, 

GEORGE P. CAHOON, 

Chief Engineer. 

Approved : 

G. H. Lampard, 
Frank L. Chapman, 

Assistant Engineers. 



1904] 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



TENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

Board of Park Commissioners. 



The work of the Park Department for the past year has been 
chiefly that of ordinary administration. The regular routine 
business has been attended to, and the necessary repairs have 
been made to keep up the property. 

Among the repairs upon the Fishermen's Building may be 
mentioned the renewal of the plaster work in the front gable, 
around the Town seal. The doors to the upper loft have been 
widened so that the large winter dories of the fishermen may be 
easily hauled in and out. The women's water closet has also 
been isolated from the rest of the building, and during the 
summer months access to it can be had by the middle door on 
the west side, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 6 p. m. The 
building' has been insured against loss by fire, for three years, in 
two standard companies. 

The three shelters over the seats have been strengthened by 
posts and roofed over with matched boards, so that they now 
afford protection from the rain as well as the sun. 

The Park west of the band stand, on which the sewer 
contractor stored his earth and other materials, last year, has 
been put in fine shape, in accordance with the agreement, 
and without expense to the Town. The portion east of the 
band stand has also been made to correspond to the other 
part. A temporary wire fence was built about the seeded 
ground, which enabled the grass to get a good start, and it is to 
be expected that we will have a good turf there, before the end 
of the coming season. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



In connection with our report on these improvements, the 
Board of Park Commissioners would suggest that the Board of 
Selectmen put the roadway separating the two portions of 
Blaney's Beach Park in a passable condition. 

A new line of water pipe has been laid to a point in the 
sea wall, opposite the drinking fountain, for the use of boat 
owners in taking care of their boats. 

The Monument avenue property has been cared for by an 
experienced gardner and has never looked better than the past 
season. 

In view of the necessary expenses incurred in the administration 
of the Park property, and of the improvements, both necessary 
and desirable, which the Commissioners are contemplating, the 
Board of Park Commissioners recommend that the Town 
appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for park 
purposes for the coming year. 

JEROME PAUL JACKSON, 
J. J. BLANEY, 
FRED C. MARSH. 



REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD 
OF SELECTMEN AND THE BOARD OF PARK COM- 
MISSIONERS ON THE KING'S BEACH PARK. 



After conferring with the Metropolitan Park Commissioners, 
in company with the Town Counsel, your Committee would 
report that they are satisfied that the Metropolitan Park 
Commission cannot turn over King's Beach to the Town without 
restrictions. The Metropolitan Park Commission will not turn 
over the beach under the terms of the " Indenture " of 1898. 
They would sell the Town such portion of the beach as they do 
not use for their new boulevard, but with the same restrictions 



1904] 



REPORT OF PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



as those named in the " Indenture." They have spent upwards 
of $28,000 on King's Beach, and they would not sell any portion 
without receiving compensation for what they have put in. 

The Metropolitan Park Commission did state, however, that 
they would be glad to consult with the Town, or the Town Park 
Commissioners, in regard to the improvement of King's Beach. 
The Town has never, in any manner, made any request of 
the Metropolitan Board, or expressed any wish as to the use 
or improvement of King's Beach. They practically said that the 
Metropolitan Park Commissioners would do anything, in reason, 
which the Town of Swampscott should request them to do. 

JEROME PAUL JACKSON, 
Secretary of the Committee. 

December 10, 1903. 



1 1 6 town documents. [Feb. 20 

Cemetery Report. 



7 o the? Board of Selectmen : 

Receipts. Lots Sold. 
Three at $50 each ....... $150 00 

Four at $25 each . . . . . . . 100 00 

Number of interments ...... 34 

List of Public Property. 

Receiving tomb . . . . . . . $2,000 00 

Old tomb ........ 20 00 

House ......... 500 00 

Implements ........ 45 00 

I would recommend that an appropriation be made for gravel 
and trimming trees. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. M. S. PITMAN, 

Superintendent Ce?netery. 



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117 



Report of the Tree Warden. 



To the Citizens of the Towti of Swampscott : 

The fourth year of the duties of the Tree Warden is closed. 
The work of this department has increased year by year because 
of new roads accepted by the town containing trees to be cared 
for, also the increase of the brown tail moth caused by the 
neglect of private property owners, and the protection of trees 
against careless drivers of teams. 



NUMBER AND KINDS OF TREES ON TOWN 



ROADS, APRIL I, 1 0,02 



Elm . 
Ash, White 
Ash, Mountain . 
Maple, Rock 
Maple, Norway 
Maple, Silverleaf 
Oak, Red . 
Oak, English 
Willow 
Chestnut 
Larch 



214 

37 
4 

34o 




1 1 1 



5i 
4 
16 

2 3 
7 



Total 



1,068 



TREES PLANTED OUT 



Maple, Rock 
Maple, Norway 
By abutter . 



60 



5° 



2 



Total 



1 12 



1 1 8 town documents. Feb. 20 

Number of trees on roads accepted 

in 1903 ...... 32 

NUMBER OF TREES SET OUT IN 1 903 . 

Hampden street .... 15 

Middlesex avenue ... 11 

Norfolk avenue .... 17 

Burrill street .... 11 

Maple avenue .... 7 

Farragut road .... 3 

Thomas road . ... 5 

Andrew road ^ 5 

Beach Bluff .... 5 

Walker road .... 3 

Berkshire street .... 4 

Stetson avenue .... 20 

Columbia street .... 2 

Essex street .... 2 

By abutters .... 2 



Total 112 



Trees destroyed by horses and paid for by owner or driver, 2 ; 
killed by gas from sewer trench, 2 ; old trees removed, 10. 
Total, 14. 

I have avoided planting trees in front of vacant land as they 
get no protection from the owner. Out of the 112 trees planted 
out in 1903 not a tree failed to live or make a good growth. 
Total number of trees on town roads at this time is 1,198. 

Trees pruned, 130; protected by wire, 122; number of loads 
of loam used,- 30. 

Tools belonging to the department, 2 shovels, 1 pick, 1 ladder. 

Work of protecting the trees against the ravages of the brown 
tail moth and other insects : 

Number of trees found infested with nests, 560, an increase of 
225 over 1902 ; as many as 315 nests being taken from a single 
tree. Trees sprayed for distinction of elm beetle, 8. Nests of 
the webb worm and the gipsy moth were found in many places. 



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REPORT OF TREE WARDEN. 



II 9 



The work of clearing the large trees is very slow and danger- 
ous so it is with difficulty we can get young men to do the climb- 
ing with extra pay. While it can be readily seen there are a 
larger amount of moth nests on the trees than in 1903, caused by 
neglect of private property owners, there have been no trees stipped 
or injured by insects, which shows that trees cleared of nests in 
early spring will not be defoliated the following season. 

As it is very doubtful if the legislature passes any bill this 
year protecting towns and cities from the ravages of tree destroy- 
ing insects, I recommend the sum of one hundred dollars be ap- 
propriated in addition to the amount appropriated last year, also 
that the work of planting out trees by the road side on suitable 
roads be continued as in the three preceding years. 

In concluding this report, your Tree Warden states that on 
Blaney street in front of the Thorndike estate are two very large 
trees situated in the sidewalk so near the fence that they are a 
great inconvenience to travel on the sidewalk, the snow plow is 
obliged to leave the sidewalk in passing them, besides keeping 
the curb stones out of place. The Tree Warden recommends 
they be removed, that the sum of seventy-five dollars be appro- 
priated for the purpose of removing them and replacing the curb 
stones. 

All respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE NEWHALL, 

Tree Warden. 



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Feb. 20 



REPORT OF THE 

Inspector of Animals and Provisions. 



1 the Board of Selectmen : 

There has been one general inspection of cattle and swine this 
year, with the result that all were found free from disease and 
well cared for. 

The dealers in meats and provisions have all clean, well 
ventilated stores, and the quality of their stock has been good. 

The fruit offered for sale by pedlars should be carefully 
inspected before purchasing. Two cases came to the notice of 
the inspector where fruit was offered for sale not considered fit 
for food. They were forbidden any further sales, under penalty 
of arrest. Housekeepers are frequently swindled by these parties 
and when decayed fruit is offered them they should notify the 
inspector so that the proper steps may be taken to prevent the 
sale of articles unfit for food. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES T. LYONS, 
Inspector of Animals and Provisions. 



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REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF M1EK. 



121 



Report of Inspector of Milk. 



Swampscott, February 5, 1904. 

To the Board of Selectmen : 

The number of licenses granted for the sale of milk for the 
season of 1903 and 1904 was 21, for which the sum of ten dollars 
and fifty cents ($10.50) was received and paid into the town 
treasury. 

Having had no complaint of impure milk throughout the 
year, I did not deem it necessary to make any analysis. 

Number of licenses granted ... 21 
Amount received for licenses . . . $10 50 
Amount paid Treasurer . . . . 10 50 

J. E. O. NESBITT,. 

Milk Inspector. 



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[Feb. 20 



Report of Board of Health. 



7o the Citizens of Swamfiscott : 

The Board of Health hereby presents for your consideration 
the report of their doings for the years 1903 and 1904. 

The first regular meeting was held March 20th, and the Board 
organized as follows: Dr. Frank B. Stratton, chairman; 
Michael Haley, Jasper Stone, and W. B. Adams, clerk. 

The health rules and regulations were adopted and posted in 
different parts of the Town. 

HOUSE OFFAL. 

The bids for the collection of house offal, ashes and night soil 
received and opened April 17th, there being five bids for the 
collection of offal : 

Lyons & Mather .... $750 00 
B.T. Getchell . . . . . 1,150 00 
M. McDonough .... 945 00 
Higgins & Co., Lynn . . . 595 00 
Wetherbee & Co., Lynn . . . 700 00 
The contract was awarded to Higgins & Co. for $595. 

ASHES. 

M. McDonough .... $692 50 
B. T. Getchell 850 00 

M. McDonough was awarded the contract for $692.50. 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH. 



NIGHT SOIL. 

B. T. Getchell $75 00 

M. McDonough .... 95 00 
Allen S. Rowe ..... 100 00 
Contract awarded B. T. Getchell for $75. 

The contract for the care of Fisherman's Beach was awarded 
to Benj. C. Pedrick for the sum of $10 per week, said work 
commencing May 1st and lasting until October 24th. 

The Board have received and investigated 79 complaints dur- 
ing the last year, the majority of the complaints being caused by 
overflowing cesspools. The Board would recommend that all 
property owners on the line of sewer make a special effort to 
enter same before the coming summer months, as it would have 
a great tendency to reduce the number of complaints along this 
line. 

The Board have had reported during the year 36 cases of con- 
tagious diseases. Out of this number 15 cases were diphtheria 
(two of which proved fatal) ; 14 cases of scarlet fever; one of 
typhoid fever, (which proved fatal) ; and six cases of measles. 

The Board wishes to call the attention of the voters of the 
Town to the reimbursement by the State, in the case of Albert 
Gray, Jr., affected with small-pox, during the months of June 
and July, 1902. Owing to patient having settlement outside of 
the State, the Board notified State Board of Charity, who sent 
down a representative to arrange a settlement with our Board ; 
agreeing to allow payment on groceries, fuel, physician, medicine 
and nurse bills, amounting to $553.00. The remaining expenses 
are to be borne by the Town, as all cities and towns are supposed 
to maintain a hospital, and in case of non-residence the State 
allows only for actual expense of that case. 

The house No. 7 Minerva street has been advertised for sale, 
according to vote taken at last Town Meeting, and up to present 
time have been unable to secure a fair price for the same. 

The Board would recommend that the Town appropriate a 
sum of money to repair road leading to contagious hospital, as 
the road in present condition would be almost impassable. 



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[Feb., 20 



The duties of the Board have been increased during the last 
year, owing to the incorporation of the sewer system, and have 
been obliged to appoint a health officer or plumbing inspector* 

The Board received four applications for the position, and after 
due consideration appointed Mr. Martin E. Nies, who, according 
to all reports of those connected with the duties of said inspector 
speak very highly of the manner in which he has performed his 
duties during his term. In connection with this report find said 
report of health officer or inspector. 

We desire to call your attention to the necessity of adopting 
certain statutes, in order to facilitate the work placed in our 
hands. 

We recommend also your consideration of facilities for public 
baths, so that our citizens can again enjoy this pleasure without 
restriction. 

We would also recommend placing property No. 7 Minerva - 
street in the hands of real estate agents, who could dispose of 
said property more advantageously. 

FRANK B. STRATTON, 
MICHAEL HALEY, 
JASPER H. STONE, 

Board of Health. 

W. B. Adams, Clerk. 



Report of Inspector of Plumbing. 

1 o the Board of Health, Swampscott, Mass. : 

Gentlemen, — In submitting my first report as Health Officer 
and Inspector of Plumbing, I desire to express my appreciation 
of your confidence and co-operation in working out the detail of 
a department the duties and responsibilites of which are not 
generally understood. The advent of sewerage charges your 
Board with greater, varied and more important duties than here- 
tofore, while the responsibilites with reference to the health of 
our townspeople will require at your hands the most careful 
consideration. 



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125 



It is an established fact that wherever common sewerage exists 
decomposition and purification of organic matter flowing therein 
take place, causing the generation of noxious gases as a final 
result, hence the absolute necessity that all plumbing and ventila- 
tion installed should be gas and watertight. All sanitary experts 
are of opinion and agree that the proper installation of the 
plumbing in our habitations is the most important feature in a 
perfect sewerage system, because it enters the dwelling and 
comes in direct contact with the lives and health of our people. 

The general tendency of legislation on this subject, indicates 
in the near future a uniform statute governing the State. It has 
been my aim, in following the rules of your Board, to so regulate 
the installation of sanitary fixtures, on lines of sewer, as to cause 
the least possible outlay to the property owner, yet keeping in 
view and adhering to certain well defined principles governing 
sanitation, the application of which being absolutely necessary to 
ensure safe house drainage. In conclusion, permit me to express 
my thanks due Mr. Haley of your Board for his kindly assistance 
in many ways, also to the clerk and Board of Sewer Commis- 
sioners, and in particular to Chairman A. R. Bunting to whom 
I am greatly indebted for the generous aid rendered, in providing 



books, plans, and valuable counsel and advice. 
I append a record of w T ork to date : 

Permits for plumbing issued ..... 93 

Plumbing installations tested, inspected and approved, 76 

License certificates issued to Master Plumbers . . 18 

License certificates issued to Journeymen Plumbers . 23 

Certificates of inspection issued .... 76 

Complaints investigated (violation of rules) . . 12 

Master Plumber's license ..... 1 

Fees collected ....... $2.00 

Number of inspections and investigations . . 476 

Respectfully submitted, 



MARTIN E. NIES, 

Inspector of Plumbing. 

Swampscott, Feb. 26, 1904. 



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[Feb. 20 



REPORT OK 

Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

The following is the report of the Sealer of Weights and 
Measures for the year ending February 19, 1904 : 
Total number of balances and platform scales tested from 



April 1, 1903, to February 19, 1904 .... 63 

Number of weights tested . . . . . .159 

Number of measures tested . . . . . .123 

Number of weights condemned ..... 7 

Number of measures condemned . , . . . 8 
Number of balances condemned ..... 4 

Total number of milk jars4ested ..... 2,641 

Total number of milk jars condemned .... 238 



Total amount received, $17.79 for the above, which I turned 
over to the Town Treasurer, for which I received a receipt. 
The standard embraces the following : 
One avoirdupois balances, fifty pounds. 

One set avoirdupois weights, sixteen divisions ; drachms, one, 
two divisions ; ounces, one-quarter, one-half, one, two, four, 
eight; pounds, one, two, four, five, ten, twenty, twenty-five, 
fifty. 

One set of liquid measures of six dimensions : One gill, one- 
half pint, one pint, one quart, two quarts, one gallon. 

One set of dry measures, five divisions : One quart, two 
quarts, one-half peck, one peck, one-half bushel. 

One yard measure, ten fifty-pound weights : One balance for 
testing small weights, one steel stamp, 1904; one hammer, two 
drills, one bitstock, one breast drill, one tripod, one tin tube, 
ten graduating glasses. 

MICHAEL HALEY, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures. 



I904] REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STREET LIGHTS. I 27 



Report of Committee on Street Lights. 



Jo the Citizens of Sivamftscott : 

Your committee in charge of this department would say there 
is nothing of any importance to report at this time. 

We are running upon the upper and lower circuits one hun- 
dred and twelve arc lights, with fifty-six incandescents. Our 
lighting system seems to be giving general satisfaction, the police 
reporting from time to time those that burn out and become 
blank. 

Electricity is subject at times to many mysterious pranks, and a 
street lamp that has swung high and gone through the past win- 
ter without causing some trouble to the company and an incon- 
venience to the citizens has indeed been a perfect piece of 
mechanism. 

During the year there have been 44 lamps reported by the 
police as being out at various times for a longer or shorter period 
but a very few, however, for the entire night (seven only) and 
considering the weather and at times the almost impossibility of 
being able to notify the company when a lamp went wrong, we 
think the service satisfactory. Our present contract will expire 
on July 24, 1905, and your committee would suggest to the 
citizens that this matter should be given consideration at the 
Annual Town Meeting, March, 1905. 

The total appropriation for street lights for the year was 
$8,287 » we nave overrun this amount, $150. The expenditure 
gradually increases year by year and your committee recommend 
an appropriation for the current year of $8,700. 

E. A. FARNHAM, 
J. R. MERRITT, 

F. L. BONNEY, 
M. L. QUINN, 

F. J. LINNEHAN. 

Committee. 



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[Feb. 20 



Report of Library Trustees. 



7o the Citizens of Swa?npscott : 

The Town Library contains S888 volumes. 

Four hundred and thirty-four books, including 18 bound mag- 
azines, have been added. 

Twenty-five books have been replaced, and 358 rebound. 

Five books have been destroyed on account of contagious 
diseases. 

Books presented include The Tradition of the Old Weaver's 
Clock, from Mr. John Albree, and The Rise and/Progress of the 
Standard Oil Company, from Harper Bros. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELIZABETH J. HADLEY, 
FRANK F. STANLEY, 
FRANK E. INGALLS. 

February, 1904. 



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REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS . 



29 



Report of Water Commissioners. 



To the Citizens of the Town of Sw amp scot t : 

The Water Board herewith respectfully submits its sixth 
annual report : 

Although the year just closed has not been as busy a one in 
this department as the few preceding, still there has been consid- 
able accomplished which tends to the ultimate efficiency of the 
Town's water service. 

The work of the season began on Grant road, where a number 
of new dwellings had been built. We extended the six (6) 
inch main from Ellis road through Farragut, Grant and Walker 
roads to Devens road. This was done in early June. 

By vote of the Town at its annual meeting of 1903, five hun- 
dred dollars ($500) was appropriated to lay an eight inch (8) 
main in Thomas road from Burrill street to Elmwood road. 
This work was commenced June 19 and completed June 26 at a 
cost of $561.86. 

At a special town meeting, held July 22d, one thousand dollars 
($1,000) was appropriated to extend the pipe in Walker road to 
the house of Frank H. Bradford, a distance of six hundred and 
eighty (680) feet. This was done in the middle part of August 
at a cost to the Town of $679.95. 

Pursuing the policy of former years in regard to the old 
cement pipe, we decided after the summer travel was over to 
replace the six inch (6) main in Burrill street with cast-iron. 
This work was begun October 26 and finished November 13, a 
distance of twenty-four hundred (2,400) feet, the cost being 
$1,743.63. On November 16th we commenced work on Atlan- 
tic avenue and replaced fifteen hundred and seventy-five (1,575) 



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[Feb. 20 



feet of the eight inch (8) cement with ten (10) inch cast-iron 
pipe, bringing the new pipe as far as the residence of John 
Shepard on November 27th, at a total cost of $1,813.43. 

Having completed the work planned for the year, Farragut 
road being torn up for the laying 01 the sewer, we thought the 1 
time was opportune to remove the two (2) inch pipe which was 
inadequate for this street of twenty or more dwellings. Some 
blasting was necessary here, owing to the shallowness with 
which the two (2) inch pipe was laid by the Marblehead Com- 
pany, but we managed, however, to finish the work before the 
ground froze for the winter. 

In June of last year, as you probably know, the Metropolitan 
Water Board attached a meter to our main line on Nahant street, 
in Lynn, and we, having had some curiosity to know, in order 
that the townspeople might be informed how much water was 
being used in Swampscott at present, made written request for 
figures for the preceding six months; in answer, we got the 
following reply which, if taken up in conjunction with our agree- 
ment with them (a copy of which appears in the town report of 
1899), makes interesting reading: 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 



Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. 



(Copy.) Boston Mass., January 25th, 1904. 

Mr. William H. Bates, 

Chairman Water Board 

Swampscott, Mass. 

Dear Sir : — In reply to your inquiry as to the quantity of 
water used in the Town of Swampscott since the Venturi meters 
have been in use, I send the following statement : 



1 904] 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



Daily Average Gallons. 

July . . . . 7 I 3> IO ° 

August . . . 715,100 

September . . . 592,500 

October . . . 457,100 

November . . . 347,500 

December . . . 338,600 

I can not inform you as to what the water would have cost 
if paid for by the quantity used, as no rate has ever been 
established. The total assessment paid by the Metropolitan 
District for the past year was equivalent to about $50 per 
million gallons supplied. The consumption in Swampscott, 
I estimate at about 480,000 gallons per day, so that if the 
assessment had been levied in proportion to the quantity used, 
your assessment would have been about $8,760. 

It is very evident that the consumption in Swampscott is much 
larger than is necessary, and I advise you to institute measures 
to prevent unnecessary waste of water. 

Yours very truly 

DEXTER BRACKETT, 

Engineer ', Distribution Dept. 

During the year we have had five breaks in the old cement 
ined pipes, and it is very evident that its life has already passed. 
j»Ve still have 14,444 ^ eet °f ^ m our streets, and it is our inten- 
tion the coming year to remove still more in Atlantic and Beach 
>luff avenues, where it has bothered us most. 

In view of the foregoing, it seems to us impossible to make 
|ny reduction in our water rates at present (unless our cash 
alance is augmented by something more than our regular 
sceipts), as much as we would like to do so, looking at it from 
personal standpoint as well as from that of many citizens of 
ie Town ; and we ask you as Water Commissioners to allow 
ie present schedule to remain until such time as we can com- 



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[Feb. 20 



plete the much needed improvements now under way ; we 
believe that a reduction can then be made which will be a sub- 
stantial one. » 

Respectfully submitted, 



WILLIAM H. BATES, 
CHARLES S. HASKELL, 
SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 



Water Com 



missioners. 



Cost of Construction, Including Hydrants and Gates. 



Atlantic avenue (replacing cement), 
Burrill street (replacing cement) 
Grant and Walker roads 
Farragut road 
Walker road . 
Thomas road . 
Mostyn street . 
Ellis road 
Jeffries street 

Value of Swampscott Water Plant, 
Jan. 1, 1904 . 



$1,813 43 

i*743 6 3 

1,005 39 

747 11 

679 95 

561 86 

102 87 

Si 00 

64 68 



$6,799 9 
$180,779 2 



Hydrants were located as follows : 
Thomas, corner Elmwood roads 
Grant road ...... 

Walker road . . 

Total length of main and distributing pipes, 
or 20 miles. 

Total number hydrants 
Total number gates .... 
Number of services added during 1903, 
Total number of water takers 



1 08, 046 £ fee 



121 

266 

59 
114 



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33 



Replacing and Extension of Pipes. 
Cast-iron pipe was laid in the following streets and avenues : 



Burrill street (replacing cement) . 3 


,400 


:eet of 


6-inch 


pipe. 


Atlantic avenue (replacing cement) i 


>575 


(i «( 


10 


1 4 


n 


Grant & Walker road . 


997 


tt tt 


6 


1 1 


a 


Farragut road (2-inch removed) 


73° 


tt it 


6 




ic 


Walker road .... 


679 


it i i 


6 


1 ; 


a 


Thomas road .... 


468 




S 


1 1 


t< 


Ellis road . 


225 


(1 tt 


2 


1 1 


1 1 


Mostyn street 


156 


a a 


6 


1 1 


1 1 


Jeffries street .... 


96 


a tt 


4 


1 1 


tt 


Gates were located as follows : 












Atlantic avenue .... 




3 10-inch gates. 


Orient street near Little's entrance 




1 


8 ' 






Corner Thomas road and Burrill street 




1 


8 ' 




1 1 


Thomas road .... 




1 


8 ■ 




tt 


Corner Farragut road and Ellis road . 




2 


6 ' 




t i 


Corner Thomas road and Farragut road 




1 


6 < 




1 1 


Grant road ..... 




2 


6 ■ 






Walker road ..... 




2 


6 ' 




tt 


Corner Claremont terrace and Burrill street 


1 


6 ' 






Corner Rock avenue and Burrill street 




1 


6 ' 




1 1 


Corner New Ocean street and Burrill street 


1 


6 ■ 




a 


Burrill street . ... 




1 


6 ' 




1 i 


Jeffries street ..... 




1 


4 ' 




a 






18 









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[Feb. 20 



Financial Statement for the Year Ending February 29, 1904, 



RECEIPTS. 



Cash on hand March 1, 1903 . 


$5,806 


57 


Received for water 




21 


Received for services 


712 


02 


Received from Town, account 






Walker road . 


679 


95 


Received from Town, account 






Thomas road .... 


561 


86 


Sale of boiler ( W. T. Walke) 


100 


00 


Sale of sand chamber (R. R. Sher- 






man & Co.) .... 


60 


00 


Sale of old pipe (H. S. Tuttle). 


2 5 


00 


Sale of pipe (Philbrick and Pope), 


29 


18 


Rent of land for signs 


3 1 


50 


Land rent (S. D. Wood) 


x 5 


00 


Land rent (J. E. Melzard) 


2 5 


00 


Land rent (Highway Department) . 


18 


75 


Sale of wood ( Highway Department) , 


9 


00 


Interest on deposits 


io 5 


46 



$27,696 50 



Expenses. 



Construction account 


$9,788 42 


Maintenance account 


^339 69 


Repairs ...... 


1,127 7° 


General expense .... 


5*9 49 


Legal expense .... 


410 00 


Interest on bonds .... 


4,655 00 


Sinking Fund, .... 


2,800 00 


Balance in hands of Town Treasurer, 


2,056 20 



$27,696 50 



Inventory of stock, Jan. 1, 1904 



$2,634 59 



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Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund. 

• As trustees of the Sinking Fund and in compliance with 
Chapter 293 of the Acts of 1898, we submit the following 
report : 

Amount of fund as per report of 

1903 . . . . . . " $i5>5 1 7 01 



RECEIPTS. 



Interest received from the following banks : 



Mechanics Savings (Worcester) 
Peoples' Savings (Worcester) 
Institution for Savings (Newbury 

P ort ) 

Salem Savings , . . . 
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings (Har 
^ wich) ...» 
Commonwealth Savings (Lynn) 
Lynn Institution for Savings . 
Marblehead Savings 
Salem Five Cents Savings 

Interest on $10,000, 3^ per cent., 
Swampscott Water Bonds due 
August 1, 1903 .... 
Due February 1, 1904 

Reserved for Sinking Fund as pro- 
vided by law, 2 per cent, on 
$140,000 bonds (1903-1904) 



$40 12 
41 20 

37 92 
3 6 37 

3 6 3° 
17 5o 
4 37 
4 S7 
2 3 74 



$175 00 
175 00 



$242 39 



350 00 
2,800 00 



Total 



$18,909 40 



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[Feb. 20 



INVESTMENTS. 



Ten $1,000, 3^- per cent., Swamp- 



scott Water Bonds 


$10,000 00 


On deposit in the following banks : 




Mechanics Savings (Worcester) 


1,043 47 


Peoples Savings .... 


1,071 30 


Institution for Savings (Newbury- 




P°rt) 


1,112 20 


Cape Cod Five Cents Savings (Har- 




wich) ..... 


1,064 85 


Salem Savings . . . . 


1,067 10 


Salem Five Cents Savings 


l >° 2 3 74 


Lynn Institution for Savings . 


5°4 37 


Commonwealth Savings (Lynn) 


1,017 50 


Marblehead Savings 


654 37 


Natick Five Cents Savings 


350 00 


Total 





WILLIAM H. BATES, 
CHARLES S. HASKELL, 
SAMUEL M. KEHOE, 

Trustees. 



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137 



SECOND ANNUAL 

Report of Sewer Commissioners. 

March i, 1904. 



The Board of Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Swamp- 
scott respectfully submit the following report of construction on 
the Sewerage System at Swampscott. This report is the second 
annual report of the Sewer Board. 

Organization and Officers. 

The Board organized for the year with A. R. Bunting, Chair- 
man, and H. B. Sprague, Clerk. 

The clerical work of the Board has been greatly increased on 
account of the assessments, and George T. Till was chosen as 
permanent clerk and has acted in that capacity since May i r 
1903. The sewerage system being so far constructed on 
November 16, 1903, that it was necessary to have an engi- 
neer at the station, the Sewer Commissioners after careful 
consideration, appointed Melvin N. Jones as engineer to 
operate the machinery. It also became necessary when the 
system was put in use, December 1, 1903, by the connect- 
ing of houses and buildings with the sewers, to have a super- 
intendent who should have a general oversight of the sewers and 
attend to all necessary details in connection with the operation of 
the system. The Board have appointed I. Irving Edgerly as sup- 
erintendent. Mr. Edgerly entered on his duties December 12, 
1903. The salary of the clerk of the Board has been fixed by the 
Sewer Commissioners as $240 per annum. The salary of the 



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engineer at the station, which requires the entire time of the 
engineer, including Sundays, in connection with his duties at the 
station, has been fixed by the Sewer Commissioners as $910 per 
annum. The salary of the Superintendent has been fixed at the 
sum of $250 per annum . 

Completion of Sewer Construction Authorized. 
With this report the Sewer Commissioners present the comple- 
tion of all sewer construction which has to this time been author- 
ized by the Town. This construction has continued during the 
last two seasons and the report issued by the Sewer Commission- 
ers for 1902 was in the nature of a Progress Report. The system 
of sewers as installed, consists of the main artery sewers from 
the western and central sections, the general receiving basin, de- 
signed to take care of the whole system, together with the pump- 
ing station, pumping plant and outfall main. The lateral sewers 
which have been constructed in the western and central sections 
of the Town embrace a considerable portion of the- more thickly 
settled districts. The Town of Swampscott now possesses an 
adequate sewerage disposal plant for the entire Town. The 
future sewer construction will be in the nature of adding to the 
territory covered by the sewers any extensions of the system. 
Reference i$ made to the report of the engineer, Mr. Worthing- 
ton, which is presented herewith, for details of construction. It 
will be unnecessary to repeat these details in this report as they 
are contained in the Engineer's Statement. 

Particular Sewers. 
The special features which the Commissioners have this year 
met over and above the completion of the system started in 1902, 
have been the construction of particular sewers and connecting 
drains in the streets so as to provide a ready means of making 
house connections, and the extension of the sewerage system,, 
voted lpy the Town, March 17, 1903. The construction of partic- 
ular sewers by the Town was brought about by the action of the. 
Town Meeting of March 17, 1903, at which meeting the Sewer 
Commissioners were instructed to petition the legislature for an 
Act which would enable the Town to construct these particular 



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sewer connections at the expense of the Town in the first instance, 
the Town to be reimbursed by the parties and estates benefited, 
through an assessment. In accordance with the vote of the Town 
the Sewer Commissioners obtained an Act, which is Chapter 401 
of the Acts of 1903 of the Legislature of Massachusetts. This 
Act became a law May 29, 1903. Besides providing for the par- 
ticular sewer connections at the expense of the Town, the Act 
also provided for a further sum of $50,000 which might be 
raised upon notes, bonds or scrip by the Town of Swampscott 
for sewerage purposes. This made the total amount for which 
the Town could issue bonds, in connection with the sewerage 
system, $250,000. This Act was presented to the Town at a 
Town Meeting, held July 22, 1903, and was accepted by the 
Town at such meeting. At the same Town Meeting, the Town, 
by specific vote, authorized and directed the Sewer Commission- 
ers to construct these particular sewers and connecting drains and 
to make assessments therefore at the average cost per foot. The 
Commissioners have, therefore, had prepared these assessments 
in accordance with the vote of the Town and with the legislative 
Act, and these assessments will be issued about April 1, 1904. 
A detailed statement of these particular sewers and connecting 
drains will be found in the Engineer's Report. 

Extensions of 1903. 
The Town voted, on July 22, 1903, to extend the sewerage 
system through Ellis road, from Paradise road to Farragut road ; 
on Farragut road, from Grant road to Thomas road ; on Elm- 
wood road, from Thomas road to a point above Hardy road, and 
on Norfolk avenue, from Stetson avenue to the house of Mrs. 
H. L. White. These extensions have been made during the last 
year and are shown upon the statements submitted in the Engi- 
neer's report. 

Land Easements. 
The land easements for the crossing of the sewer through pri- 
vate lands were all acquired in 1902, except those of Fred E. 
Baker and Mabel W. Glidden. The Sewer Commissioners hav- 



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ing been unable to agree on a price with these owners, this ques- 
tion of price on these easements has been left to special com- 
missioners. These commissioners have had a hearing on the 
subject, but as yet no report has been made in regard to their 
findings. These claims therefore, remain to be adjusted. 

I 

Drainage Petition. 

The Sewer Commissioners received a petition from Weston 
K. Lewis and others in relation to the brook and Town drain 
that crosses Orient street, near Woodbine avenue. This brook 
drains the low land lying in the rear of the new Ocean House 
and between Orient street and Humphrey street. The Sewer 
Commissioners have had a report made by their engineer, Mr. 
Worthington, in regard to this situation and this report has been 
presented to the petitioners. While the Sewer Commissioners 
feel that there is an opportunity for considerable improvement 
in this brook and drain, the expense of this undertaking, which 
has been estimated as about $1,600, seems considerable for the 
Town to undertake, and the Board have no authorization from 
the Town to proceed in this matter. They feel, moreover, that 
the improvement of this ditch is to a large degree directly bene- 
ficial to the land owners in the vicinity and that it might be 
advisable for these land owners to stand at least a portion of this 
expense should the work be undertaken. The report of the 
engineer on this matter is on file with the Board. 

The following is a statement of the bond issues and borrow- 
ings made by the Sewer Commissioners for sewer construction 
to the date of this report. This statement includes all the bond 
issues and borrowings from the first start of construction, this 
being for the purpose of showing the entire financial statement 
in a ^concise form as relates to construction : 



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Receipts on Construction Account 
Nov. 17, 1902. Bond issue 
Premium 
Accrued interest 
March 1, 1903. Interest on deposit 
May 16, 1903. Bond issue 
Premium 
Accrued interest 
W. G. Nash, for empty 

cement bags 
E. B. Roberts, for pipe 
Oct. 17, 1903. Temporary loan on bonds 
Interest on deposits . 
M. D. Porter, insurance 
rebate 

Norfolk Avenue Drain re 
imbursement 

City of Lynn, for cleaning 
brook 



Feb. 26, 1904. 



Feb. 26, 1904. 



Expenditures for construc- 
tion . 

Balance 

Receipts from assessments . 
Expenditures for mainte- 
nance 



Balance 

Liabilities. 

Lyons & Mather, balance due on contract for 

particular sewers, held for repairs . 
Engineering contract, balance due to March 1, 
I 1904 . . . ... 



$124,000 00 

3>°9 2 5 6 
916 22 
352 11 
60,000 00 
623 40 

43 1 6 7 

94 4 6 
5 00 
25,000 00 

25 6 34 
9 00 
3,000 00 

12 25 

$217,793 01 

217,773 86 

$19 15 

$3,181 42 

2,002 57 
$1,178 85 

$100 00 
596 64 



$696 64 



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It will be seen from this statement that the total bond issue 
sold or pledged for sewer construction has been $219,000. Of 
this amount $7,288.78 has been expended in the construction of 
particular sewers and connecting drains. This amount is to be 
covered by an issue of bonds, payable in from one to ten years, 
and the entire amount will eventually return to the Town from 
these assessments. This makes the total cost of construction of 
the sewerage system to the Town to date, including the liabilities, 
$211,181.72. The returns from sewer assessments as issued on 
the frontage and area basis will bring to the Town about $25,000. 
This will make the net cost to the Town for sewer construction to 
date $186,000 substantially. The total bond issue as authorized 
by the legislative acts is $250,000. The present issues are 
$219,000. of which $10,000 is still in the hands of the Treas- 
urer. The Town has a right to issue $31,000 in bonds for 
further sewer construction at such time as they may deem expe- 
dient. Your Commissioners feel that should the Town desire to 
extend the sewerage system in the immediate future that so far 
as possible it would be advisable to meet the cost of such exten- 
sions from the assessments. In this manner the indebtedness of 
the Town will not be increased as it would be by an issue of 
bonds. The Commissioners therefore recommend that the Town 
appropriate a sufficient sum annually for maintenance, retiring 
of bonds and interest on the sewer loan. 

Those portions of the Town where the sewerage system was 
most needed having been provided for, your Commissioners 
recommend that no extension of the system be made the present 
year unless the construction is imperative. 

The question of maintenance of the system demands the more 
immediate attention of the Commissioners at the present time. 
Under ordinary circumstances the Sewer Commissioners feel 
that the expense of this maintenance will not exceed $3,500 per 
year. This cost is made up as follows : 



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AT PUMPING STATION. 

100 tons of coal at $4.50 . . . $450 00 
Supplies . . . . . 100 00 

Salary of Engineer . . . . 910 00 

Total $1,460 00 

MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM. 

Superintendent ..... $250 00 
Labor . . . .- . . . 500 00 

Total . . . . . . 750 00 

Clerical services , . . . . 240 00 

Salary of Commissioners . . . 600 00 

Miscellaneous expenses .... 450 00 

Maintenance, 1903 .... $3,500 00 

The Commissioners recommend that this sum, $3,500, for 
maintenance for 1904, together with the cost of maintenance for 
1903, viz., $2,002.57, ^ e appropriated. 

A statement is included in the Engineer's Report showing the 
cost of each individual item of sewer construction, which will 
be of interest. 

In conclusion, the Commissioners desire to express their 
appreciation of the services of Mr. Worthington, Engineer, and 
his assistants, for their conscientious and faithful performance of 
the exacting duties required in the supervision and inspection of 
the construction of our system of sewers. 

AARON R. BUNTING, 
HENRY B. SPRAGUE, 
OSCAR G. POOR, 

Sewer Commissioners . 



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SWAMPSCOTT SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

Engineer's Report of Construction 

To March i, 1904. 



Aaron R. Bunting, Board of Sewer Commissioners, 
Henry B. Sprague, V Swampscott, Mass. 

Oscar G. Poor, J 

Gentlemen, — I present the following report on the Construc- 
tion of Sewers in Swampscott to March 1, 1904. This report 
embraces all the construction work at present authorized by the 
Town of Swampscott, the system including about 7.456 miles of 
sewers and 2.52 miles of permanent underdrains. A progress 
report was submitted on February 1, 1903, showing the work 
done to that time, and this report is to a large degree a contin- 
uation of the previous report. 

In the summaries of costs and work the entire system which 
has been constructed during the last two years is included. 

By reference to the report submitted on February 1, 1903, the 
various details of the contracts which had been entered into at 
that time will be found, including all work which was done upon 
these contracts up to the date of such report. 

The work in 1903 has been the completion of the contracts 
already entered into for the Distribution System, which embraces 
Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the street mains, the work upon the receiv- 
ing basin has been completed, the pumping station built, the 
pumping plant installed therein, the Outfall Main to Dread Ledge 
laid, certain extensions of the sewerage system as voted by the 



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Town were also laid, and also such particular sewers and con- 
necting drains as were required upon public streets and ways 
where a sewer had been laid, have been introduced. By further 
reference to the previous report, the division of the work into 
various contracts is shown therein. Certain other contracts were 
entered into this last season in regard to the pumping plant and 
particular sewers. For convenience, however, the various con- 
tracts which were entered into last year in their due order will be 
. taken up in the same way in this report. 



These contracts were three in number, as follows : 

1. For the vitrified clay or sewer pipe. 

2. For the cast-iron pipe. 

3. For the manhole iron work. 

Sewer Pipe. 

This contract which was entered into with the Portland Stone 
Ware Company of Portland, Me., in 1902, was completed at the 
time the report was rendered, February 1, 1903. Some 
additional material was required, however, to carry out the exten- 
sions of the system authorized at the Town Meeting held March 
17, 1903- This additional material was bought from the Port- 
land Stone Ware Company, in continuation of the previous 
contract. 



The cast iron pipe required for the Outfall Sewer from Whale 
Beach to Dread Ledge was purchased through F. A. Houdlette 
& Son, from the United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry 
Company. The following bids were received for this work : 

Chas. Millar & Son .... $32 20 
U. S. Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry Co., 29 45 
J. W. Holmes, agent for Donaldson 



The bid of F. A. Houdlette & Son was the lowest presented, 
and the contract was therefore awarded to them. 



Material Contracts. 



Cast-iron Pipe. 



Pipe Co. 
F. A. Houdlette & Son 



29 23 
29 10 



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Manhole Iron Work. 

The manhole iron work required for construction of sewers to 
carry out the work authorized by the Town was purchased of the 
Hayes Foundry Company, and was all supplied prior to Febru- 
ary 1, 1903. The Hayes Foundry Company, however, continued 
their same rate of prices for the extensions authorized in 1903, 
and the material therefore supplied was in continuance of this 
contract. 

Labor Contracts. 

These contracts are : 

1. For unloading and stacking pipe and material received on 

cars at Swampscott. 

2. For laying the Outfall Main or Sewer from Whale Beach 

to Dread Ledge, termed " Section 1." 

3. For laying cast-iron force main to receiving basin, termed 

11 Section 2." 

4. For the receiving basin. 

5. For the pumping station. 

6. For the pumping plant. 

7. For a portion of the street mains, including the heavy work 

of the tunnel through Humphrey street, termed " Sec- 
tion 3." 

8. For the street mains lying east of New Ocean street not 

included in the tunnel section, termed " Section 4." 

9. For street mains designed for present construction which 

drain through New Ocean street to the main outlet, 
and the extensions authorized by the Town Meeting of 
March 17, 1903, termed "Section 5, Extensions." 
10. For the particular sewers and connecting drains within the 
limits of the streets and public ways of the Town where 
a sewer had been constructed. 

Unloading Pipe Contracts. 
The work of 1903 under this heading consisted in teaming the 
cast-iron pipe for the Outfall Sewer from the railroad to Whale 
Beach. The bids received for this work were as follows, on 

March 6, 1903 : 



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M. McDonough . . . $0 70 long ton. 

H. S. Tuttle ... 75 " " 

W. T. Ryan . . . 1 00 " " 

B. T. Getchell . . . 1 10 " " 

The contract was awarded to Michael McDonough as the low- 
est bidder, and has been fully completed. 

Outfall Main and Sewer From Whale Beach to Dread Ledge, 
'* Section One." 

The work of laying this Outfall Sewer was of a peculiar 
nature and required a contractor, fitted by both experience and 
plant, to perform this work in an economical and satisfactory 
manner. A considerable amount of correspondence and effort 
was devoted to obtaining bids upon this work and personal visits 
to several contractors were made for this purpose. It resulted in 
being able to get practically but one bid upon this work, that of 
Joseph G. Falcon of Evanston, 111., who makes a special busi- 
ness of this class of work. Other contractors who examined 
his work declined to bid on account of difficulties which they 
oresaw and also because of the work which was then under way 
>y the Metropolitan Sewer Commissioners at Quincy, and which 
occupied their time and plants. Mr. Falcon, besides performing 
he labor required furnished also a certain amount of material, 
vhich consisted of a special flexible joint which enabled lengths 
)f pipe to be joined together beneath the surface of the water in 
1 substantial manner, and also allowed a certain flexibility in the 
ocation and bedding of the pipe. A contract was made with 
Mr. Falcon for this work on Jan. 21, 1903. This work was 
tarted May 15, 1903, and was completed August 10, 1903, and 
las been satisfactorily performed on the part of Mr. Falcon. 
This Outfall Sewer is laid beneath the surface of the beach and 
edded in the sand to a point two feet below low water. From 
his point to Dread Ledge the pipe rests upon the bottom, being 
>artially bedded, however, in the sand and supported at special 
>oints by stone piers and oak timber platforms. It is also 
ecured from lateral movement by its bedding in the sand and by 
•oulders which have been placed on either side of the pipe. 



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Piles have also been driven at certain points to further secure its I 
stability. At one point, where an extensive piece of ledge was I 
found, the pipe is secured as it runs over this ledge by straps and I 
lewis bolts. Considerable care was devoted to the location of I 
this Outfall main, and the pipe lies on a practically even grade I 
with a continuous fall to its end which is about 320 feet due I 
south from the beacon on Dread Ledge. At this point the I 
depth of the w r ater is about 60 feet at high tide. A temporary I 
relief outlet has been provided near Black Rock, should con- ] 
tingencies require its use, and this can be made available by 
unbolting its cover at any time. At the extreme end of the Out- I 
fall main is located a foot piece with an elbow, throwing the I 
discharge from the sewer upwards at an angle of about 45°, to J 
prevent the possibility of a deposit near the mouth of the sewer. I 
The location of this sewer and all points upon it are shown upon 
the plans which have been fiied with your Board, so that its 
course can be determined at any time by reference to such plans. 
The sewer has been in use since the first of December, 1903. It • 
is an impossibility to determine any difference at the surface of 
the bay when the sewer is discharging from the normal condition 
of the water at that point, and it may be confidently asserted that ! 
it would be impossible to detect any discharge from this sewer 
during its operation. 

Force Main. 

Sect. 2. The cast-iron force main was fully completed last 
year and covered in the report presented for the last year's work. 
This force main is 18 inches in diameter and connects the Out- 1 
fall Sewer with the pumping station. The location of this force 
main is shown on the location plans filed with your Board. 

Receiving Basin. 

The contract for the receiving basin with Tuttle & Edgerly of "* 
Swampscott was not fully completed in 1902, work having been | 
suspended on it December 17th by reason of weather conditions. 
This work was resumed on March 30, 1903, and completed 
May 4, 1903. At the lower end of the receiving basin the walls 
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ground, forming the foundation walls for the pumping station. 
Tests of this receiving basin showed it to be a very substantial 
and tight structure. The concrete composing the arch covering 
and a portion of the walls was found to be of a specially good 
character and it is an extremely difficult piece of work to cut 
through this structure at the present time. The receiving basin 
has been in use since about June 1, 1903, when the water was 
turned into it from the sewers, and has been in use for sewerage 
purposes since the first of December, 1903. The details of this 
receiving basin are as follows : 

In plan it is a rectangular receptacle about 112 feet long 
and 40 feet in width, and when full contains 250,000 gallons. 
The sides are composed of heavy stone masonry walls with a 
concrete bottom. It is roofed over with two long concrete 
arches which are supported in the middle by brick piers and 
arches. Entrance and inspection manholes are provided at the 
upper end near the street. At the lower end there are hatch- 
ways located in the pumping station which permit of access to 
its interior. The pumping station is placed on the lower end 
and the bottom pitches two feet from front to rear to secure 
ready drainage of the basin to the pumps. The entire basin is 
covered over, no portion of it being visible on the ground. 
Ventilation is provided through the chimney of the pumping 
station. All possible odors, therefore, from this basin will be 
taken upwards through the chimney and during the time that a 
fire is maintained in the boiler it is probable that a more or less 
complete combustion of gases will ensue. The sewage which is 
received in this basin does not remain there for a sufficient length 
of time to permit any amount of putrefaction, which would pro- 
duce gases to any extent. The entire discharge being pumped 
as it is to a point beyond Dread Ledge makes it safe to predict 
that there will be absolutely no annoyance from this basin. At 
the end where the pumping station is located a pump chamber 
is provided with a special sump or depression in the bottom 
from which the pumps draw their supply. The sump enables 
the pumps to draw all the sewage from the main basin without 
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rated from the rest of the basin by a solid brick division wall, 
except at one point where heavy metal screens are provided. 
These screens strain the sewage so as to keep sticks and larger 
matter back, which would otherwise reach the pumps and inter- 
fere with their operation. These screens are raised and lowered 
by means of a specially designed hoist located in the pumping 
station, and are operated through a hatchway in the floor of the 
boiler-room. 

Pumping Station. 
Bids were received for the pumping station on June 19, 1903. 

The following bids were received : 

O. J. Markee, Swampscott, Mass. $4,738 00 
Edw. D. Dearborn, Lynn, Mass. 4i9^5 00 

Charles C. Blanchard, Lynn, Mass., 5*613 00 

The contract was awarded to Oval J. Markee of Swampscott. 
Work was begun under this contract July 1, 1903, and completed 
September 1, 1903. 

The pumping station consists of a plain, substantial brick 
structure erected over the lower end of the receiving basin. The 
foundation walls of the pumping station are a continuation of 
the walls of the basin. The dimensions of the pumping station 
are 30 feet by 40 feet. It is divided into two rooms, an engine 
room and boiler room. The roof is slate and is provided with a 
ventilator. A brick stack 55 feet high is constructed at one cor- 
ner of the station. The design of this station has been to furnish 
a competent and serviceable building for the pumping plant used 
in pumping sewage from the receiving basin through the outfall 
main to the point of discharge beyond Dread Ledge. In connec- 
tion with the station means of access to the basin below have 
been provided by traps in the boiler room floor. One of these 
is over the location of the screens already referred to in connec- 
tion with the basin. A screen hoist is provided also to permit 
the raising and lowering of screens when the occasion requires. 
Connected with this pumping station is a wooden coal shed 
which will hold when full thirty-five tons of coal. A portion of 
the coal shed is also partitioned off for a small tool room. This 



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coal shed is in the rear of the station and made accessible by a 
gravel drive. A platform extends from the boiler room door 
along the front of this shed for convenience in handling the coal. 
Considerable grading has been done about this pumping station, 
and with a little expenditure the space in front of the station can 
be made a green lawn, forming a great improvement in the 
conditions which existed prior to the construction of the station 
and basin. 

It has been before stated that the smoke stack, or chimney, 
also provides a ventilator for the basin, to carry off odors and 
gases which may arise from the sewage contained. 

Pumping Plant. 

The primary question in relation to the pumping plant was to 
determine what motive power should be used. A question arose 
in regard to the use of gasoline engines, in view of the limited 
time pumping would probably be required, as by this means a 
greater compactness of plant could be obtained with less difficulty 
of freezing in cold weather. After a considerable study and 
research on the part of your Board, in conjunction with my own 
investigations, it was decided to install a steam plant, this decision 
being reached by reason of probably greater economy in actual 
operation and the possibility of extensions in the future. The 
cost of the plant, whether operated by steam or gas, did not 
materially differ. Proposals for this plant were received at 
various times, the last being received on December 18, 1902. 
The bids received were as follows : 

I Holmes & Blanchard Co. . . $6,185 00 
Stillwell-Bierce Co. . . . 6,225 00 

Westinghouse, Church, Kerr& Co., 7,673 00 

The contract was made with the Holmes & Blanchard Co., on 
May 15, 1903J for the furnishing and installing of the pumping 
plant, their design and layout of machinery being considered the 
most advantageous for the Town, as well as their price being the 
lowest. The installation of this plant began on September 1, 
1903, and was completed and in operation on December 1, 1903. 



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The installation was begun as soon as possible in connection | 
with the construction of the pumping station. In brief, this j 
plant is a duplicate set of machinery and boilers throughout, so 1 
that in its operation temporal^ repairs in any portion will not 1 
interfere with the operation of the system. The plant consists '•: 
of the following parts : Two vertical, rotary, centrifugal pumps, 1 
which have an 8-inch discharge ; these pumps are located in the 1 
pump sump, or well, of the basin; two 50 H. P. stationary 
engines, constructed by the Valley Iron Works ; two horizontal 
boilers of the Scotch marine type of 50 H. P. each. A feed I 
pump is provided to supply the boilers while running, and all 
feed water passes through a heater, which is heated by steam ] 
from the exhaust from the engine. The power transmission is !j 
provided for by belting from the engine to a jack shaft and j 
from this jack shaft over a vertical pulley situated on the J 
pump shaft. This power transmission is so arranged that j 
either engine can be operated by both pumps, or either 
pump individually, or both engines and both pumps can j 
be run together. The arrangement of the steam is such that I 
either boiler can supply either engine or both engines. This 
arrangement has been made with special reference to interchange- j 
ability in running. The pumps are connected by means of a jj 
12-inch discharge pipe to the 18-inch force main which runs 
through to Whale Beach and connects at that point with the I 
Outfall Sewer to Dread Ledge. 

In connection with the plant a tell-tale guage has been intro- 
duced by means of a float and weight with pulleys, so that the 
depth of water in the basin can be determined at a glance at the j 
guage. Hand gates are provided, so that either of the pumps or I 
both can be connected through the discharge main. Provision I 
has also been made for the addition of a third pump in case this 1 
is required. 

This plant was guaranteed by the contractors to pump with I 
one pump and engine 240,000 gallons in three hours or 80,000 
gallons per hour. This required an engine speed of 275 revolu- jJ 
tions per minute, making the speed of the pumps 400 revolutions 1 
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pumped through the discharge to Dread Ledge outlet. A trial 
of these engines was made in the latter part of November and 
the first part of December, each engine and pump being run sep- 
arately. The engines were run from 213 to 218 revolutions per 
minute, this being substantially 20 per cent, less than the contract 
speed and the sewage was discharged at the rate of about 
100,000 gallons per hour, when run at this decreased speed. 
This is an excess of 25 per cent, over the contract requirements. 
The plant will therefore be seen to have a capacity for about 30 
per cent, in excess of the contract requirements. The plant 
operated smoothly throughout this test, and is easily operated. 
There are some minor adjustments of belts, shafting and other 
details which will have to be made from time to time during the 
early period of operation of the plant. There is no reason, how- 
ever, why this plant should not fully answer all your require- 
ments for a great many years. The combined capacity of the 
two pumps will take care of one-half a million gallons in three 
hours, or one and one-half million gallons in an ordinary day's 
run of ten hours. At the present time the operation of the plant 
is necessary, by filling the basin, under usual conditions, about 
once every two days. Certain extraordinary conditions require 
the operation of the plant oftener. These conditions are brought 
about by extremely wet weather and snow upon the ground 
which introduces a large amount of surface water through the 
manhole covers into the sewer. This condition of affairs exists 
largely on the streets having a street car track upon them, the car 
track being below the remaining portion of the street. At such 
times it appears that when the snow is upon the ground the excess 
of water from the streets, to a large degree, runs down such 
tracks. At these times the conditions will be most favorable for 
an increase of discharge into the basin. This condition has 
already occurred and has about doubled the discharge into the 
basin at such times. This condition is not a serious trouble at 
the present time ; should, however, in the future there arise diffi- 
culties from too large an inflow, it is comparatively a simple 
matter to close the openings in the manhole covers left for ven- 
tilation and thus exclude surface water to a large degree. This 
is a matter of operation which may be necessary in the future. 



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[Feb. 20 



The economy of the plant is shown by the amount of coal 
used. From nine to twelve pounds of coal are required per 
horse power. About 500 pounds of coal is required in making 
steam from a cold boiler and making the run required to empty 
the basin. During the cold weather sufficient fire is maintained 
on the boilers to keep the water in the boilers warm and prevent 
freezing. In the summer time this will not be necessary. It is 
found that in operating the plant from a ton to a ton and a half 
of coal is required per week. It is probable that seventy-five 
tons of coal will be required to operate the plant throughout the 
first years of its operation. This will make an expense of from 
$400 to $450 per year for fuel. If there be added to this the 
expense of the engineer and the miscellaneous supplies for the 
plant, the cost of the maintenance at the station will be easily 
ascertained. 

Collecting System. 

The remainder of the sewerage plant has been termed the 
Collecting System and consists of the main sewers in the streets 
used for collecting the sewage and bringing it up by gravity to 
the basin. This collecting system is divided into several con- 
tracts. These contracts will be taken up separately. 

Tunnel Section. 

This section was partly completed in 1902, the contractors 
being the C. H. Eglee Company. Work continued on this sec- 
tion practically without interruption until June 19, 1903, when 
the section was completed. This included the work through 
Humphrey street and all of the concrete sewer up to the foot of 
New Ocean street. It will be recalled that this Tunnel Section 
is the main outlet for the western part of the Town, embracing 
the low territory lying along the Lynn line and the Mudge and 
Stetson properties. It furnishes an outlet for this section through 
to the receiving basin, and does away with any pumping in this 
western district. As has been previously pointed out, this does 
away with any disagreeable feature of storage of sewage in a 
thickly settled portion of the Town. 



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engineer's report of construction. 



!55 



The concrete sewage is oval or egg shaped in form, the upper 
portion being 30 inches high by 20 inches in width. This 
size continues from New Ocean street through to a point on 
Humphrey street, opposite Greenwood avenue. From this point 
at Greenwood avenue to the entrance of the receiving basin on 
Humphrey street the size of the sewer is 36 inches by 24 inches. 
The connection to the receiving basin is 36 inches in diameter 
and circular in form. The portion of this which was built in 
tunnel is from Monument square through to Greenwood 
avenue on Humphrey street, a distance of about 1,818 feet. The 
tunnel section runs in straight lines with two angles in its course. 
One angle is at the summit on Humphrey street, opposite the 
Millett residence, and one further towards the receiving basin 
opposite the Foster residence. At these points shafts or 
chimneys extend from the surface down to the tunnel proper. 
At the Millett residence the depth of the tunnel below the street 
surface is 34 feet, and at the Foster residence is 24 feet. 

The tunnel work to a large degree was in rock excavation and 
was carried forward without intermission until about February 
18, 1903. Construction of the sewer in this excavation was then 
begun. Upon completion of the work the sewer was tested for 
smoothness and leaks, and a very satisfactory condition was 
found to exist. The size of the sewer was such that a man could 
enter and make any repairs necessary, and this greatly facilitated 
operations. If in the future any difficulties occur, this feature 
will be of material benefit in making repairs. 

A local sewer has been laid in Humphrey street above this 
tunnel to connect the houses and buildings along the line. The 
purpose of this local sewer being to render it unnecessary to dig 
down to meet the tunnel line proper for each house connection. 
These local sewers lead into the tunnel at various points. The 
contract for the tunnel section included these local sewers as well 
as the deeper portions of the tunnel proper. 

Street Mains Under Section 4. 

The sewers constructed under what is known as " Section 4" 
embrace the following streets : 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Street. 


From. 


To. 


r>laney ot. , 


Redington St. 


Humphrey St. 


ouiiill ot., 


Humphrey St. 


Claremont St. 


Lincoln House Ave., 


wrient ot. 


Lincoln House Ave. 


Ui lent ot. , 


Huiriphrey St. 


Orient Court. 


kji lent ot. , 


Orient Court 


Pass, to Beach. 


1 uttie s .Liane. 






wnent v_/Ouic, 


xx u in pin ey oc. 


vyiieni ou. 


Redington St., 


jriumpiiiey ou. 


xvocKianu ol. 


Rockland St., 


Redington St. 


Rose St. 


Rose St., 


Rockland St. 


Blaney St. 


Woodbine Ave., 


Orient St. 


Orient St. 



The contract was practically completed in 1902 by Michael 
McDonough, contractor for this section. Mr. McDonough fully 
completed his work on this contract on June 4, 1903, after 
resumption of work in the spring of 1903, the work done in 1903 
being largely on Orient street. 



Street Mains Section 5. 

This work was done under a contract with F. D. Mayo of 
Lynn, Mass. A portion of this work was done in 1902, as has 
been shown in the previous report. Mr. Mayo continued his 
work in 1903 and completed the original work laid out in this 
section August 24, 1903, which was on the following streets: 



Street. 

Andrew Rd., 
Berkshire St., 
Boynton St., 
Burrill St., 
Burrill St., 
Burrill St., 
Elm wood Rd., 
Hampden St., 
Middlesex Ave., 



From. 

Paradise Rd. 
Middlesex Ave. 
Burrill St. 
Railroad Ave. 
Paradise Rd. 
New Ocean St. 
Paradise Rd. 
Middlesex Ave. 
Burrill St. 



To. 

Thomas Rd. 
Paradise Rd. 
Pine St. 
Paradise Rd. 
New Ocean St. 
Claremont Ter. 
Thomas Rd. 
Berkshire St. 
Norfolk Ave. 



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157 



Middlesex Ave., 


Norfolk Ave. 


Hampden St. 


New Ocean St., 


Burrill St. 


Pine St. 


New Ocean St., 


Pine St. 


Cross Line. 


Norfolk Ave., 


Paradise Rd. 


Stetson Ave. 


Paradise Rd., 


Burrill St. 


Norfolk Ave. 


Paradise Rd., 


Norfolk Ave. 


Shaw Rd. 


Paradise Rd., 


Shaw Rd. 


Ellis Rd. 


Pine St., 


Railroad Ave. 


New Ocean St. 


Railroad Ave., 


Pine St. 


Burrill St. 


Shaw Rd., 


Paradise Rd. 


Thomas Rd. 


Stetson Ave., 


Norfolk Ave. 


Franklin Ave. 


Stetson Ave., 


Franklin Ave. 


Essex St. 


Thomas Rd., 


Elmwood Rd. 


Shaw Rd. 


Thomas Rd., 


Shaw Rd. 


Walker Rd. 



The Town having voted at its meeting on March 17, 1903, to 
further extend the system on Ellis road, from Paradise road to 
Farragut road ; on Farragut road, from Grant road to Andrew 
road; on Elmwood road, from Thomas road to a point above 
Hardy road, and on Norfolk avenue and Stetson avenue to a 
point near Mrs. H. L. White's house, this work was also under- 
taken by Mr. Mayo this year. Mr. Mayo's contract provided 
that the lengths of sewer as set forth could be increased 25 per 
cent, over the original amount set forth in the specifications, if 
the Sewer Commissioners so desired, during the continuance of 
his work on the contract, and this extension work was done 
under this provision and at the same prices given in his contract. 
The work on these extensions was completed by Mr. Mayo, 
November 20, 1903. 

In connection with Mr. Mayo's work a considerable number 
of permanent underdrains were laid, these underdrains being 
provided for the purpose of connecting wet cellars with a drain 
sufficient and satisfactory to carry off such drainage to a suitable 
place. These underdrains have been laid on the following 
streets : 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



fFeb. 20 



Street. 


From. 


To. 


Andrew Rd., 


Paradise Rd. 


Thomas Rd. 


Berkshire St., 


Paradise Rd. 


Middlesex Ave. 


Burrill St., 


New Ocean St. 


Railroad Ave. 


Elm wood Rd., 


Paradise Rd. 


Hardy Rd. 


Hampden St., 


Berkshire St. 


Middlesex Ave. 


Middlesex Ave., 


Hampden St. 


Burrill St. 


New Ocean St., 


Stacey Brook 


Burrill St. 


Norfolk Ave., 


Paradise Rd. 


Stetson Ave. 


Shaw Rd., 


Thomas Rd. 


Paradise Rd. 


Stetson Ave., 


Norfolk Ave. 


Essex St. 


Thomas Rd., 


Elmwood Rd. 


Farragut Rd. 


Ellis Rd., 


Paradise Rd. 


Farragut Rd. 


Farragut Rd. 


Ellis Rd. 


Grant Rd. 



These give a total length of 2\ miles of permanent underdrains. 
These underdrains all empty into King Brook on New Ocean 
street. With proper care and trapping, and provisions so that 
no foreign matter shall be introduced, these underdrains are fully 
competent to give the much-needed relief to this section by per- 
mitting dry cellars. The depth at which this underdrain is laid 
is sufficient to drain this entire territory, and it will to a large 
degree drain the surrounding soil, although no surface or sub- 
soil drains other than those which are directly connected with the 
cellars should be permitted to drain into this underdrain, as it 
might otherwise be so burdened as to fail to perform its duties in 
a satisfactory manner. 

These three sections, termed Sections 3, 4 and 5, constitute all 
the sewers which have been at the present time voted upon by 
the Town for construction. Future extensions will be laid to 
connect with these various sewers, which constitute the larger 
mains of the system. 

Particular Sewers and Connecting Drains. 

The Town at its Town Meeting on March 17, 1903, deter- 
mined by vote that it would seek legislation allowing it to put 
in sewer connections and drains within the street limits at the 



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159 



Town's expense in the first instance and by means of a special 
assessment make a charge of the cost of these connections to the 
owners benefited. An Act was obtained by your Board from 
the Legislature, which is Chapter 401 of the Acts of 1903. The 
Act was approved May 9, 1903, and was accepted by the Town 
at the Town Meeting held July 22, 1903. At this same meeting 
provision was made whereby the necessary expense of putting in 
these connections within the street limits was to be paid for, in 
the first instance by the Town, and the assessment as provided 
for in the enactment could be made. In accordance with these 
provisions and the Town's action, a contract was entered into 
with Messrs. Lyons & Mather of Swampscott, Mass., on Sep- 
tember 8, 1903, such contract being awarded after due advertis- 
ing and receiving of proposals. The proposals which were 
received were as follows : 

Lyons & Mather, Swampscott, Mass., . $7,277 50 

Edward B. Roberts, " " . 8,000 00 

M. McDonough, " " . 8,640 00 

C. E. Trumbull Co., Boston, " . 10,130 00 
F. D. Mayo, Lynn, " . 10,725 00 
F. A. Snow, Boston, " . 10,950 00 

D. A. Lynch, " " . 15,825 00 

Lyons & Mather being the lowest bidders, the contract was 
awarded to them, as is before stated. Work was begun under 
this contract on September iS, 1903, and completed on December 
8, 1903. This contract required that all material, including pipe 
and fittings for the work, must be provided by the contractor, as 
well as all labor employed in prosecution of the work. Lender 
this contract 463 connections for particular sewers were made 
and 103 connections with the permanent underdrains. 

The enactment and vote of the Town provided that an assess- 
ment should be made for a sewer connection and for an under- 
drain separately, such assessments to be the average cost per foot 
under these various headings. The following is the statement of 
cost of the particular sewers, the average cost per foot being 
$0.57. The list of assessments under this vote has been pre- 
pared on this basis and is in the hands of your Board. 



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[Feb. 20 



Statement Showing Computation of Average Cost Per Foot of 
Particular Sewers Laid on Assessment Section 1, in 1903. 

5-inch Particular Sewer, vitrified pipe laid, 

1 1,594.7 feet, at $0.44 $5,ioi 67 

5- inch particular sewer, cast-iron pipe laid, 318 

feet at $1.00 ....... 318 00 

6- inch particular sewer, vitrified pipe laid, 77.2 

feet at $0.50 . . . % . . 38 60 

8-inch particular sewer, vitrified pipe laid, 23.5 

feet at $0.70 . . . . . . 16 45 

Rock excavation on particular sewers, 158.25 cubic 

yards at $3.00 474 75 

Portland cement concrete on particular sewers, 

40.00 cubic yards at $6.00 .... 240 00 

Refill on particular sewers, 4.50 cubic yards at 
$1.00 . . . . . . . 4 5° 

Extra work on chimneys and Andrew road con- 
nection . . . . . . . 19 75 



Total cost on contract ..... $6,213 7 2 

Iron pipe from Philbrick & Pope on Elm wood rd., 15 40 

Advertising . . . . . . . 1 1 07 

Engineering and inspection ..... 539 87 

Clerical work, etc. ...... 67 57 



Total cost $6,847 63 

Total length of particular sewers laid, 12,013.4 feet. 

Average cost per foot, 57 cents. 

Total number of particular sewers laid, 465. 

In connection with the underdrains the following is the state- 
ment of the cost of the underdrains, showing ah average cost 
per foot of $0.17. Similar tables and assessments have been 
prepared for these underdrains, as in the cost of the particular 
sewers, and are also in the hands of your Board. 



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engineer's report of construction. 



161 



Statement Showing Computation of Average Cost Per Foot of 
Connecting Drains Laid on Assessment, Section i, in 1903. 

4-inch connecting drains, vitrified pipe laid, 

2,700.2 feet, at njc. ..... $3 l ° 5 2 

4- inch connecting drains, cast-iron pipe laid, 20 

feet, at 50c. . . . . . . 1 o 00 

5- inch connecting drains, vitrified pipe laid, 37 

feet, at 30c. . . . . . . 1 1 10 

Rock excavation on connecting drains, 2 cubic 

yards, at $3.00 ...... 6 00 

Portland cement concrete on connecting drains, 

10.6 cubic yards, at $6.00 .... 63 60 

Refill on connecting drains, 1.5 cubic yards, at 

$1.00 ........ 1 50 



Total cost on contract ...... $402 72 

Engineering and inspection .... 34 84 

Clerical work, etc. ...... 4 69 



Total cost ...... . $44! r 5 

Total length of connecting drains laid, 2,757.2 feet. Aver- 
age cost per foot, 16 cents. Total number of connecting drains 
laid, 103. 

Norfolk Avenue Drain. 

The repairs on Norfolk avenue drain as shown in the report 
presented to you last year, were practically completed at that 
time. A small amount of work has been done this season, as 
was necessary in resurfacing and smoothing Paradise road, and 
a few incidental charges in relation to the removing of pipe and 
material. The cost of Norfolk avenue drain, as shown else- 
where in this report, for repairs, etc., is $3 ,377« 74' There 
remains in the hands of the Sewer Commissioners pipe to the 
value of $174.37. This pipe will be of material advantage to 
the Town in construction of drains in the future, but will prob- 
ably not be of special value to the Sewer Department. The 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Town, at its Town Meeting on March 17, 1903, appropriated 
$3,000 for expenses on the repair of Norfolk avenue drain, as 
done by the Sewer Commissioners. As will be seen by refer- 
ence to the financial statement, a small amount still remains as 
yet unprovided for by the Town on this drain repair, by any 
appropriation. It would seem that the best method of adjusting 
this matter would be to pay to the Sewer Department this excess 
expenditure of $377-74 an d have the Town reserve the material 
remaining from this work for the use of the Street Department. 

Assessments. 

The original Swampscott Sewer Act, which is Chap. 86 of 1902, 
provided that an assessment would be levied on all properties 
abutting on a sewered street or way, and fixed the amount of this 
assessment as $0.25 cents per running foot of frontage and 
$0,003 P er s q uai 'e foot of area, running back 125 feet from such 
sewered street or way. In accordance with this provision, sur- 
veys, maps and plans have been made of all streets and properties 
liable to such an assessment, and a complete list with the amount 
of the assessment has been furnished to your Board. These 
maps, plans and assessment data are on file at your office and 
can be examined by any one who has a desire to ascertain any 
special assessment. In conformance with the Act your Board 
issued on January 1, 1904, an assessment levy to the Tax Col- 
lector and these assessments are now before the Town. In 
future extensions it will be necessary to go through with the 
same process with regard to assessments. 

The special assessments in relation to particular sewers and 
connecting drains have already been referred to under this head- 
ing. These assessments can be levied at any time that your 
Board think desirable and the proceeds from these assessments 
are to be applied to the indebtedness incurred by the Town in 
putting in these particular sewers and connecting drains. As in 
the assessment on the streets, it will be necessary to repeat this 
process of assesment for particular sewers and connecting drains 
as often as this work is done. 



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ENGINEER S REPORT OF CONSTRUCTION. 



- - Financial Tables. 

The financial tables which are given here show the complete 
cost of all the work which has been done in the process of con- 
struction up to the first of February, 1904. For the purpose of 
showing the exact cost of each part of the system, the amounts 
of money which have been expended on each particular portion 
are shown in this statement in detail and as an aggregate. This 
aggregate includes the material, labor, engineering services and 
other features which enter into the cost of the work. The tables 
which are shown in your Commissioners' report show to whom 
this money has been paid and this is not, therefore, repeated in 
this statement, for the sake of brevity. 

In connection with the costs of the collecting system, each 
street is shown separately, with an approximate cost per foot, 
this being done for the purpose of showing the cost of sewers 
in the various sections. These costs are largely affected by 
the character of the material which is encountered, such 
as rock excavation, by the sizes and construction of the 
sewer put in, whether a large or small pipe sewer or concrete 
construction, the depth of excavation and other features which 
are peculiar to the particular locality. These costs will, 
however, form a basis on which the cost of extensions may be, 
to a considerable degree, estimated by comparing like conditions 
and skes. There is always, however, an unknown quantity 
which enters into the making up of the statement, and that is 
the cost of material and labor at the time that the construction 
is to be undertaken. During the last two years you have seen 
marked fluctuations in these prices, and it is impossible to pre- 
dict what the situation will be at any given time. It is, how- 
ever, usually possible to state what the cost of sewer construction 
will be in a season just commenced, unless unusual conditions 
occur, such as existed in 1902, wmen the prices were largely 
increased in a very short time. The tables given below show 
these cost items. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Outfall Sewer. 

SECTION I 

Cost of 18-inch cast-iron pipe .... $7,481 12 
Cost of labor under contract .... 12.880 03 

$20,361 15 

Engineering and supervision .... 1,761 56 
Total cost ....... $22,122 71 

Force Main. 
SECTION 2. 

Cost of 18-inch cast-iron pipe .... $4, S 77 °7 
Cost of labor under contract . . . . 3,618 41 

$8,195 48 

Engineering and supervision .... 709 03 

Total cost ....... $8,904 51 

Receiving Basin. 

COST OF MATERIAL FURNISHED BY TOWN. 

Cement . . . ... . . . $5, 2 77 62 

Screens, pipe and fittings ..... 660 09 

Cost of labor under contract .... H>753 97 

$20,691 68 

Engineering and supervision .... I >79° ! 3 
Total cost $22,481 Si 

Pumping Station. 

Cost of labor and material under contract . . $6,427 84 
Engineering and supervision .... 556 48 

$6,984 32 

Pumping Plant. 

Cost of material and labor under contract . . $7,026 14 
Engineering and supervision .... 607 86 

Total cost . . . . . ' . $7,634 00 



1904] engineer's report of construction. 


1 


65 


Pumping Station Lot and Grading. 






Cost of pumping station lot . 


$600 


00 


Cost of grading and filling . 


453 


45 


Engineering and supervision . 


9 1 


18 


Total cost . . ... 


$1,144 


63 


Particular Sewers and Connecting Drains. 






Cost of labor and material ..... 


$6,642 


4 1 


Engineering and supervision 


574 


66 


Total cost ....... 


$7,217 


°7 


Norfolk Avenue Drain. 






Cost of labor and material ..... 


$3,108 


63 


Engineering and supervision .... 


269 


1 1 


• 

Total cost ....... 


$3,377 


74 


Value of material on hand unused in Norfolk 






avenue drain . . . . . 


$117 


00 


Value of pipe excavated from Norfolk avenue 






drain ........ 


57 


37 


JL otal value 01 material on hand . . . 


^74 


37 


Administration. 






Administration charges including legal expenses, 






clerk hire, advertising, etc. . . . . 




10 


Land damages and easements .... 


59S 


40 




$1 .4-2s 


so 

j 


Furniture and fixtures ...... 


256 


l 5 




$I,68l 


65 


Engineering and supervision . ... 


H5 


55 



Total cost ....... $1,827 20 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Material in Yard. 

Value of pipe in yard, from Portland Stone Ware 

Co $575 62 

Value of material on hand transferred from Nor- 
folk avenue drain . . . . . . 174 37 

Value of manhole iron work on hand ... 66 84 

Total . . . • . . . . $816 83 

Engineering and inspection .... 70 66 

$887 49 

Collecting System. 

Cost of collecting system as shown by table of 

street costs ....... $135,691 74 

Cost of miscellaneous items, such as cleaning 
brook, stacking pipe in yard, etc., which can- 
not be directly charged to streets . . . 197 28 

$135,889 02 
Summary. , 



Outfall sewer 

Force main 

Receiving basin . 

Pumping station 

Pumping plant . 

Pumping station lot and grading 

Particular sewers and connecting 

Norfolk avenue drain . 

Administration . 

Material in yard . 

Collecting system 



; . $22,122 71 

. . . 8,904 51 
22,481 81 
6,984 32 
7,634 00 
. . . 1,144 63 
drains . . 7,217 07 

• • • • 3<377 74 
1,827 20 

887 49 

. 135,889 02 



$218,470 50 



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167 





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[Feb. 20 





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Burrill St. . . . 
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Stetson Ave. . . 
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Berkshire St. . . 
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Elmwood Rd. . . 
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New Ocean St. . . 
Norfolk Ave. . . 
Paradise Rd. . . 

Pine St 

Railroad Ave. . . 

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engineer's report of construction. 



169 



Extensions. 

No extensions of the system have been brought to my attention 
by your Board except the possibility of connecting the Phillips 
School building with the sewerage system. This school is situ- 
ated practically on a ledge and it is with great difficulty that any 
proper place for the disposal of the drainage can be found. 
There are many ways in which this drainage can be brought 
into the system, and the best way of making this connection 
depends to some degree as to what will be the amount of sewer 
constructed at the time when this connection from the school be 
actually made. The original plan which embraced the whole 
Town provided that the sewerage from this school-house should 
pass down Greenwood avenue to King street, to Highland, 
through Highland to Redington, through Redington to Sheridan 
road, through Sheridan road to Monument avenue, thence by 
Monument avenue and Walker road to Thomas road, bringing it 
into the western section or the Mudge district. To provide a 
sewer through this territory for the purpose of draining the 
Phillips School alone would be inadvisable unless there was a 
great demand and necessity for such a sewer for other buildings 
and dwellings along this route. Were the Phillips School alone 
to be drained at the present time, the best route for the sewer is 
down Greenwood avenue until it enters Humphrey street and the 
present sewer, at that point. This would be the shortest and 
most direct route and the least expensive. I find by careful 
investigation that the cost of this would be about $4,200.00. 
Were it, therefore, desired to connect the Phillips School, I 
should recommend the construction of the sewer by Greenwood 
avenue route, if it be done in the immediate future. Other 
extensions will no doubt be brought to your Board from time to 
time, and it will be necessary to determine the approximate cost 
to the Town. 

Operation and Maintenance of the System. 

Reference has been made in regard to the operation of the 
pumping machinery under the head of pumping plant. The 
operation of this plant involves the cost of the Engineer, fuel 



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and supplies, such as oil, waste and other items. This matter 
will practically take care of itself and there is no necessity at 
this time of saying anything further in regard to it than has been 
said under the head of pumping plant. 

In the care and operation of the collecting system your board 
already has a superintendent, and he can, by proper arrange- 
ment, employ such labor and help as may be necessary for him 
to take care of the system. There should be at least twice a 
year, a careful examination of the entire system. These exam- 
inations should take place in the spring and in the fall. At such 
times the sewers are flushed and cleaned, if cleaning be neces- 
sary, any material which may have collected in the sewers being 
removed as soon as possible. This method of semi-annually 
cleaning is much the same as the cleaning of your streets, which 
is undertaken at these times of the year. When it is desired to 
flush at a special manhole, this can be done by a fire hose led 
from the nearest hydrant. Outside of these two general clean- 
ings, there will from time to time be required certain special 
attention at various points in the systemldue to a possible obstruc- 
tion by foreign matter being introduced into the sewer and the 
possibility also of a large amount of surface water^reaching the 
sewer at times of unusual rain fall oi*2 melting snow. If there 
be special points at which this introduction of surface water 
comes in to a large degree, I recommend that the ventilating holes 
be closed in the manholes by means of [the ordinary wrought 
iron screw plug. The manhole cover fits so tightly that outside 
of these ventilating holes comparatively little water enters the 
sewer. 

Conclusions and Recommendations. 

The system which has been installed in the last two years has 
been in accordance with the report made to your Town by me 
in 1901. It embraces the essential features of. the system therein 
recommended in regard to the outfall at Dread Ledge, the receiv- 
ing basin, with one central pumping plant for the^entire Town, 
and the western and central section main sewers. A substantial 
start has been made on the collecting mains^through the streets, 



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but from time to time extensions will be made necessary by 
demands from various portions of the Town. A sewerage 
system is never fully completed until it covers the entire Town. 
There is a large portion of your Town which has yet no imme- 
diate need of sewerage. The question of this need will be 
brought to the attention of the Town, as this part may be more 
closely built up and populated. There are to-day, however, a 
number of sections in the Town which will shortly demand 
attention. That portion of the Town which lies westerly of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, and adjacent to the Lynn line, will 
shortly demand attention in regard to its drainage. This section 
will not be of especially low cost on account of the large amount 
of ledge which is found in this vicinity. The fact, however, that 
this ledge does exist makes the necessity for drainage all the more 
urgent. The present method of drainage into cesspools, which 
permits the more fluid portion of the sewage to soak into the 
ground, are inoperative in this case, as there is no opportunity 
for such a soakage into the ground, the ledge forming a com- 
plete barrier, and the sewage escapes over the surface, causing a 
nuisance, and at times, a menace to health. 

At some future time the higher portions of the Mudge estate, 
so called, above Monument avenue will also require attention. 

The eastern portion of the Town I believe is at the present 
time well taken care of by the soil found therein, with perhaps 
one exception. The conditions which surround the Preston Hotel 
appear to me to be such that at some time in the immediate 
future some recognition of this condition must be taken by the 
Town. It will be recalled that during the earlier study of a 
system for this section it was suggested by me that an individual 
outlet be placed near this point which would provide for the 
drainage of a portion of the Town of Swampscott and a portion 
of the Town of Marblehead, this territory being that which 
drains into the brook which leads into the Atlantic ocean at this 
point. This plan met with opposition from the Town of 
Marblehead, and in view of this opposition and after considera- 
tion with the State Board of Health, this small territory which 
could not be drained by gravity through to the central portion 



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[Feb. 20 



without great expense was provided for by having a small col- 
lecting basin situated at the lowest point and pumping the 
sewage back into the main collecting system and basin, as con- 
structed on Humphrey street. Under the present plans this 
would be required. During the last two years, however, the 
Town of Marblehead has had under consideration a system of 
sewerage and has been studying the situation with regard to dis- 
posal of sewage from all portions of Marblehead. While I am 
not familiar with the results of this investigation at any great 
degree, I believe that there still may be a possibility of uniting 
with Marblehead in a comparatively small, individual, local out- 
fall near the Hotel Preston, as first recommended by me. I 
believe that the Town of Marblehead can see a possible distinct 
advantage to them in thus uniting with the Town of Swamp- 
scott in having a common outlet at this point for a limited territory 
in each township. I would respectfully suggest that in event of 
requirements for sewerage in this immediate vicinity a conference 
be had with the Marblehead authorities to see if there would be 
any objection to thus uniting. My reason for making this sug- 
gestion is -that by this means local storage and possible nuisance 
thereby can be prevented, while the cost and care required in 
maintaining an independent pumping plant at this point would 
be avoided. If economy in this respect can be obtained for both 
towns, it would appear to be a wise matter for both towns to 
consider the advantages as well as the objections to such a 
limited co-operation. 

In regard to extensions of the system and raising of monies 
necessary to pay for the cost of these extensions, there is one 
feature which may be borne in mind. The Town has coming 
in during the next ten years a certain sum of money from the 
assessments which have been levied on frontage and area. The 
sewer act provides that this money can, by vote of the Town, be 
used in one of two ways : first, for the extinguishment of the 
debt, and second, for extensions to the system. Should it be 
considered desirable to extend the system during this ten years I 
should recommend that the cost of these extensions be taken, so 
far as possible, from the returns from this sewer assessment. 



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n this manner the indebtedness of the Town is not increased 
and its financial standing is not affected. This method of pay- 
ment for extensions is quite universal in various cities and towns 
which operate under similar provisions. 

It is a matter of congratulation that during the construction, 
which has been carried on for two years, there has been but 
one case for litigation or recourse to the courts, which is unfor- 
tunately too common in municipal enterprises of this kind. 
With the exception of two lots, the land damages have been 
amicably adjusted and paid. In these two lots a commission 
has been agreed upon, who are to report what seems in their 
opinion is an adequate compensation for the rights required for 
the sewer in crossing these lands. This proceeding does not 
make the question the subject for litigation at present, and it is 
presumed that these matters will be soon adjusted. 

During the last season, as during 1902, the work at Swamp- 
scott has been under the immediate charge of Mr. Edward B. 
Roberts, as resident engineer. The assistants who have been 
connected with Mr. Roberts on this work during the year 1903 
have been Abram French, Frank A. Gannett, D. Frank Crow- 
ley, John Cunliffe, Jr., and Henry Manley, Jr. These assistants 
have been in immediate charge of various parts of the work and 
have faithfully performed their duties. 

I desire especially to express my thanks to your Board for the 
universal courtesy and attention which I have had from you in 
all my dealings, and to say that this attention has been of great 
service to me in performing my duties. 

In addition to this report there has been transmitted to your 
Board from time to time the following plans and statements : 

First, a set of plans showing all sewered streets and properties 
thereon, with frontages and areas for assessments. This set of 
plans is termed the Assessment Plans. Accompanying these 
plans there has also been transmitted an alphabetical list of all 
property owners, with frontage sand areas assessed in accordance 
with your sewer enactment. 

Second, a set of plans called Location Plans, which show all 
sewered streets in plan and profile. These sheets show all 



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[Feb. 20 



sewers which have been constructed in these streets, the location 
of all manholes, branches and appurtenances, the depth of sewer 
below the street, the quality of material encountered, the location 
of pipes and other underground structures which were met with 
during the progress of the work. These plans are a record of all 
the sewer construction which has been accomplished to date. 
They should be carefully preserved as they form a record of 
considerable value to the Town apart and separate from the sewer 
construction. In many cases these plans have in other localities 
been of special value in locating drains, water and gas pipes and 
other underground structures which have no other definite 
location accessible. 

In connection with these sewer location plans there are pro- 
vided in the same manner, plans of the permanent underdrains 
with the same features indicated thereon as is provided in the 
sewers. 

Third, Location Books, showing the location of each partic- 
ular sewer, as put in from the street main sewer to individual 
properties, have also been furnished your Board, together with 
lists and assessment data for these particular sewers. 

Fourth, the location of connecting drains are also provided in 
Location Books, with lists for assessment and assessment charges, 
as for particular sewers. A list of the pipe and stock on hand 
in the water works yard with its market value is appended. 

With these plans, Location Books and assessment data you 
have a complete list and record of all your underground work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. WORTHINGTON. 

Engineer . 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



Selectmen's Department. 

Appropriation ..... $5,500 00 

Receipts . . . . . . 177 29 

Amount overdrawn . . . . 55 11 

$5>73 2 4° 

Amount of expenditures . . . $5,732 40 



EXPENDITURES. 



SALARIES. 

Andrews, Isaac H., assessor . 

Ashton, H. F., auditor . 

Bassett, Joseph M., chairman board o 

selectmen . 
Brackett, T. W., town weigher 
Cahoon, L. Frank, auditor . 
Delano, C. B. selectman 
Delano, Gilbert, assessor 
Earp, John B., chairman board of audit 

ors, . . , . . 
Lyons, James T., inspector cattle, pro 

visions, etc. .... 
Haley, Michael, sealer weights anc 

measures ..... 
Honors, Benjamin O., treasurer 
Maxfield, E. A., assessor 



$335 co 
75 00 

300 00 
20 00 

75 00 
200 00 

335 00 
100 00 
100 00 

35 00 
400 00 

285 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,260 00 



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[Feb. 


20 


SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 






Amount brought forward , 


$2, 260 


00 


Millett, L>. estate ol, assessor . 


400 


00 


Niles, William H., lown counsel . 


200 


00 


Nisbett, J. (J., milk inspector . 


2 5 


00 


Olsen, Andrew, registrar . 


5 2 


5° 


Porter, Milton D., town clerk 


100 


00 


u " clerk board registrars, 


45 


00 


Quinn, Martin L., selectman 


200 


00 


Rowell, Charles G., selectmen's clerk 


200 


00 


Till, George T., tax collector 


400 


00 


Webster, George C, registrar 


35 


00 




$3>9 J 7 


5° 


Expenses Town Election, March, 16, 1903. 






Thomas, Edward H., moderator 


$25 


00 


Pay roll, election officers 


49 


00 


Crowell, Joseph F., refreshments . 


45 


00 




$119 


00 


Expenses State Election Nov. 3, 1903. 






Pay roll, election officers 


$42 


00 


Schlehuber, A., catering 


40 


00 




$82 


00 


M T <; P E" T T AXTHTITTQ 






American Express Co. .... 


$2 


10 


A 1 T TT 

Andrews, Isaac H., expenses as assessor, 


7 


73 


Bassett, Jos. M., expenses 


9 


00 


Bartol, Harold H., services with assessors, 


6 


00 


Bauer, R. S., printing .... 


1 


5° 



Amount carried forward, 



$26 9S 



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79 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount bro ugh t fo rwa rd, 

Bean, Harriet L., typewriting 
Bicknell, R. E., M. D., reporting births, 
Blaney, E. G., flowers . 
Bowen, Alfred, P., M.D., reportingbirths 
Carroll, Charles W., carriage hire 
Carroll, Win. H., carriage hire 
Carter's Ink Co., supplies 
Chapman, John, estate, storage for hanc 

tub ..... 
Crowell, Jos. F., refreshments for regis- 
trars .... 
Delano, C. B., expenses Superior court 
Delano, Gilbert, supplies for assessor: 

and expenses 
Delano, L. A., teaming 
Earp, William G., supplies 
Eastman, F. H., surveying 
Evans & Cole, carriage hire . 
Fairbanks, J. L. & Co., supplies 
Gannon, D. J., distributing reports with 

team ...... 

Gilmour & Cooledge, Treasurer's bond 
Gilley, Richard, posting warrants and 

serving notices . 
Gordon, Hiram W., supplies 
Grow, T. R., M. D., reporting births 
Harris, Arthur E., M.D., reporting births, 
Hamilton, Wm. A., Tax Collector's bond, 
Haley, Michael, distributing reports and 

sealing jars .... 
Hastings & Sons Publishing Co., adver 

tising . . 
Honors, B. O., expenses 
Howe, O. R., supplies 



$26 93 



75 
2 5 
00 

75 



12 00 

9 00 

24 So 

53 00 
5 2 5 
51 65 
17 00 

35 5° 
2 1 00 

5 5° 
50 00 

35 00 
10 15 

75 
1 00 

25 00 

39 00 

12 90 
27 00 
1 06 



Amount carried forward, 



$478 74 



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SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $47§ 7^1 

Holden, George H. & Co., supplies . 3; 

Hunt, A. F., M. D., reporting births . 1 ocl< 

Jackson, Lambert, supplies ^ 14 5c! 

Jeffers, Charles P., supplies ... 1 96 1 

King, George F. & Co., supplies . . 44 75 1 
Knowlton, D. F., services on Citizens 

Committee ..... 35° 

Knowlton, D. F., labor ... r oc 

Langmaid, C. H. expressing ... 5 70] 

Lampard, G. H., painting sign . . 2 25 I 

Little, Brown & Co., supplies . . 4 00 

Maxfield, E. A., supplies and expenses . 18 5Q.I 

Millett, D. H. estate of, expenses . . 15 25I 

National Engraving Co., halftones . . 4 7° I 

Nichols, T. P., printing ... 2S 00 1 

Nichols, G. H. & A. L., printing . . 80 50 I 

Nies, Martin E., services as moderator . 5 00 

Niles, William H., legal services . . 65 00 

Parsons, Starr, legal services ... 105 07 

Pedrick, H. J., distributing reports . 3 00 

Porter, M. D., supplies and expenses . 18 10 
Porter, M.D., recording births, marriages 

and deaths ..... 82 65 

Quinn, Martin L, expenses ... 8 50 

Reed, B. F., distributing reports . . 8 00 

Review & Record Co., subscription . 10 00 
Rich, Benjamin F., distributing reports 

with team 5 5° 

Richardson, W. A., distributing reports, 3 00 

Roberts, S. E., supplies ... 1 34 
Rowell, C. G., witnessing documents and 

expenses ...... 33 55 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,053 4 1 



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iSi 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. 



Aniount brought forward, $ I >°53 4 1 

Roberts, Daniel, estate, land rent for hay 

scales (2 years) ..... 24 00 

Schlehuber, A., refreshments for as- 
sessors and registrars .... 1 1 39 

Selman, W. G. carriage hire ... 10 00 

Smart, Stephen, insurance ... 9 00 

Spinney, George F., distributing reports, 3 00 
Stocker, S. M., distributing reports with 

team ....... 55° 

Stoll, Lilla D., searching records . 2 7 75 

Till, George T., expenses ... 10 35 
Townsend, George W., divers services 

and expenses ..... 27 00 

Ulman, I. A.., use of office for registrars, 2 00 

Whitten & Cass, printing ... 427 50 

Wiley, Edwin F., distributing reports . 3 00 

$1,613 9° 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries $3,91 7 50 

Expenses Town election, March 16, 1903, 119 00 

Expenses State election, Nov. 3, 1903 . 82 00 

Miscellaneous . . . . . 1,613 90 



$5>73 2 40 

RECEIPTS. 

Milk inspector ..... $10 50 

Porter, M. D., licenses .... 99 00 

Sealer of weights and measures . . 17 79 

Stratton, F. B., reimbursement . . 50 00 



$177 29 



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[Feb. 20 



School Department. 

Appropriation . . $23,500 00 
Reimbursements . . 42 25 



Amount of expenditures $23,489 90 
Balance unexpended . 53 35 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

I903. 

March ..... 

April 

May 

June ...... 

J«iy 

August. ..... 

September ..... 

October ..... 

November ..... 

December ..... 

1904. 

January ..... 

February ..... 

JANITORS. 

1903. 

March 

April 

May • . .. 

June . . . *■ . 
Amount carried forward, 



$ 2 3>54 2 2 5 
$ 2 3^54 2 2 5 



$1,206 31 
1,206 31 
1,206 31 
2,470 96 
22 50 
225 00 
2,166 35 

i, 2 47 5 6 

1. 2 39 2 3 

1.240 22 

1,243 4° 
^ 2 75 57 

$14,749 72 



$142 52 
142 52 
142 52 
285 04 



$712 60 



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i33 


SCHOOI DFPARTMFNT 




Amount brought forward, 


4>7I2 DO 




i37 6 5 


September ...... 


155 86 


October ...... 


156 70 


November ...... 


i57 6 3 


December ...... 


15 6 3 6 


1904. 




January ...... 


i5 6 3 6 


February ...... 


158 40 




$1,791 56 


FUEL. 




Honors, B. O. & Son .... 


$2,654 36 


MISCELLANEOUS. 




American Book Co., books 


$223 76 


American Express Co., expressing 


4 35 


Allyn & Bacon, books . . 


82 53 


Appleton, D. & Co., books . 


6 19 


Babb, Edward E. & Co., books 


219 40 


Boston School Supply Co., supplies 


9 73 


Brewster, Quincy E., binding 


20 69 


Binney & Smith Co., supplies 


95 


Bradley, Milton Co., supplies 


1 12 


Brown, Chas. D. & Co., supplies . 


5 00 


Brockway-Smith Corp., supplies . 


5 S3 


Butcher, J. W., stock and labor 


72 26 


Blanchard, F. S. & Co., books 


3 00 


Boston & Maine R. R., freight 


5 60 


Cambridge Botanical Supply Co., supplies, 


1 85 


Castor, T. H. & Co., supplies and postage, 


5 86 


Childs, Harold C, address of Rev. Chas. 




S. Dole 


31 60 



Amount carried forward, 



$699 73 



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[Feb. 20 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward , 


$699 72 


Chandler Adj. Chair and Desk Co., desks, 


206 90 


Cook, F. H. & Co., supplies 


1 80 


Curtis, H. M., tuning piano . 


2 00 


Dean, F. H., reslating black boards 


98 72 


Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor 


37 6 73 


Dennison Manufacturing Co., supplies . 


3 08 


Delory, W. A., stock and labor 


344 34 


Dow, Frank E., music .... 


9 00 


Dudley & Hodge, binding books 


10 35 


Eastman, E. S., repairs 


3 75 


Evans & Cole, carriage hire . 


2 50 


Embree, W. F. & Co., supplies 


3 60 


Ferguson, Chas., inspecting boilers 


8 00 


Flagg, Chas. A., supplies and repairs . 


1 2 5 


Gardner, Peleg, stock and labor 


98 29 


Getchell, B. T., teaming ashes and clean- 




ing vaults ...... 


39 5° 


Gilley, Richard G., truant officer . 


25 00 


Ginn & Co., books .... 


I 3° 93 


Gregg Publishing Co., books 


*3 °5 


Hammett, J. L. Co., supplies 


149 26 


Heath, D. C. & Co., books . 


81 02 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books 


25 80 


Howes, Freeman, laundry work 


5 75 


Hunt, A. F., M. D., professional services, 


I OO 


Ingalls & Kendricken, stock and labor 


J 5 9° 


Jackson, Charles T., taking school 




census . . . . . 


25 00 


Jeffers, Charles P., supplies . 


1 60 


Kendall, H. C, filling diplomas 


2 50 


King, George F. & Co., supplies . 


291 85 


Knott Apparatus Co., supplies 


113 2 3 


Knowlton, Daniel F., stock and labor 


4 95 


Amount carried forward, 


$2,796 37 



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SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 


$ 2 ,79 6 37 


Amount brought forward^ 


Lainpard, G. H., stock and labor . 


28 20 


T .a n crm a dp \ TT pvnrpssinp 

1 J till llltl^-l^^ V ' a X J. • . VAUi voalllg • • 




• Little, Brown & Co., books 


1 35 


L,ongmais, Lrieen <x L,o., books 


6 74 


Lloyd, (j. H. L/O., supplies . 


5 5 8 


Lynn, City of, tuition .... 


60 00 


Lyons & Mather, labor .... 


1 7 94 


Lynn Gas & Electric Co. . . 


x 9 73 


Maker, Mrs., labor .... 


2 00 


Maynard, Merrill & Co., books 


4 1 54 


^IcDonough, !M.j stock and labor . . 


105 5° 


McKinley Publishing Co., supplies 


3 74 


lMeirialTI, VJ. Oi. V^. V^O., DOOKS . . 


37 4° 


Morse Co. The, books .... 


22 


iMur pn^ , L/cd\ ens ol v_<o., supplies . . 


10 50 


Ac\\ n<ngiana ±ei. o_ ±ei. v^o. . . 


4 9 1 


Nichols, T. P., printing 


16 50 


Norcross, W. Percy, stock and labor 


2 80 


jriiinips, v_/iiaiicb v_/ . , electric v\ iring . 


9 2 5 


Philbrick & Pope, stock and labor . . 


80 25 


Phillips & Adams, stock and labor . . 


89 44 


Porter, M. D., insurance 


37 50 


x lang jZrfUucaiioiiai v_/0. _Liie, supplies . 


l 9 54 


ViALllIlll, IVldrilll -L/., SlOCK aUU ldDOl • 


200 45 


xyowch, v_>. vj., slock duu idoor . . 


136 20 


xvouiick, v_/iiaric3, warning loneis ano 


wheeling ashes ..... 


2( 5 55 


Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing 


2 00 


Russell, E., expressing .... 


3 2 5 


Sampson & Allen, supplies . 


3 20 


Sanborn, B. H. & Co., books 


1 J 3 
12 25 


Shepherd, W. E., teaming 



Amount carried forward, 



$3,810 54 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, 

Shorey, C. E., mounting photos 
Silver, Burdett & Co., books . 
Small, Willard, books .... 
Stone, Abram G., washing towels . 
Stone, Bert, expressing .... 
Sulpho-Napthol Co. The, supplies 
Swampscott Water Works 
Taylor, Hattie J., books 
Thompson, Brown & Co., books . 
Thurstin, John H., supplies . 
Till, George T., supplies 
Titus & Poor, stock and labor 
Wiley, Edwin F., stock and labor . 
Wadsworth, Howland & Co., supplies . 
Walke, William T., use of plants . 
Wardwell, Horace W., stock and labor . 
Whitten & Cass, printing 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries ..... 
Janitors ..... 
Fuel . . . 
Miscellaneous .... 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Childs, H. C, tuition . . . 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State 

Board of Charity . 
Tuition 



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187 



Phillips School Hedal Fund. 

On deposit in Lynn Five Cent Savings 

Bank $679 58 

Interest to January 1st, 1904 . . . 23 97 

. $703 55 

On deposit in Lynn Institution for Sav- 
ings $682 91 

Interest to November 1st, 1903 . . 24 07 

$706 98 



Total ...... $1,410 53 



Police Department. 

Appropriation ..... $5,000 00 
Reimbursements ..... 454 76 
Amount overdrawn . . . . 61 19 

$5,5*5 95 

Amount of expenditures . . . $5?5 1 5 95 



EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS, REGULAR POLICE. 



I903. 

March . . . . ... . $455 00 

April . " 364 00 

May . 455 00 

June . . . . . . 364 00 

J ul y 455 00 

August ...... 364 00 

September ...... 364 00 



Amount carried forward, $2,821 00 



1 88 TOWN documents. [Feb. 20 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $2,821 00 

October ...... 455 00 

November ...... 364 00 

December ...... 364 00 

1904. 

January . . . . . . 455 00 

February . . . . . . . 364 00 



$4,823 00 

PAY ROLLS, SPECIAL POLICE. 

I9O3. 

March ....... $102 50 

April ....... 189 25 

May ....... 16 00 

June 36 00 

July ........ 45 25 

August 39 50 

September ...... 24 25 

October ...... 40 00 

November ...... 17 00 

December ...... 17 25 

1904. 

January . . .... 3 50 

February . . . . 14 00 



$544 5° 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Blanchard, F. S. & Co., supplies . . $3 00 

Carroll, Charles W., carriage hire . 3 50 

Carroll, W. H., carriage hire . . 1 00 

Chase, Amos B., supplies ... 1 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$8 50 



1904] auditors' report. 189 

POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $8 50 

Dailey Plating Co., repairing badges . 1 45 
Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor . . 2 95 
Dunlap, Charles H., expenses . 1 1 70 
Evans & Cole, carriage hire ... 9 00 
Harding, J. W. & Co., supplies . . 1 20 
Hammond, A. S., car fares ... 50 
Harris, Samuel T., car fares ... 1 10 
King, George F. & Co., supplies . . 4 62 
Lynn, City of, services and commitments, 12 50 
Mastrangialo, Raphel, supplies . . 1 1 95 
New England Tel. & Tel. Co. . . 57 58 
Newhall, W. F., supplies ... 7 00 
Rowe, Allen S., carriage hire . . 3 00 
Shoreyj C. E., photographs ... 1 50 
Spinney, J. D., car fare ... 1 40 
Vincent, Charles H., services and ex- 
penses ...... 9 00 

Whitten & Cass, printing ... 35° 

$148 45 



RECAPITULATION. 

Pay rolls, regular police . . . $4,823 00 

Pay rolls, special police . . . 544 50 

Miscellaneous ..... 148 45 

$5.5i5 95 

REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Board of Health . . . . . $40 00 

Brown, S. M. ..... 9 75 

Chapman, J. W. ..... 2 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$51 75 



190 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $51 75 

Cobb, E. W 2 00 

Galloupe, C. W. ..... 52 25 

Lodge, Mary E. . . . 50 00 

Lynn, City of, court fines ... 10 00 

Sewer Department .... 276 75 

Swampscott Club ...... 3 00 

Telephone tolls ..... 5 01 

Wardwell Bros ..... 2 00 

Winnipesikett Club .... 2 00 



$454 7 6 



Fire Department. 



Appropriations 
Receipts 

Amount overdrawn 
Amount of expenditures 



. $7,000 00 
1,112 48 
!5o 57 



$8,263 °5 
$8,263 °5 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES, PERMANENT MEN. 



I9O3. 

March 
April 
May 
June 

J«iy 

August 
September 
October 



Amsunt carried forward, 



$300 00 
240 00 
358 00 
298 00 

37 2 5o 
298 00 

298 00 

372 50 

$2,537 00 



1904] auditors' report. 191 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $2,537 00 

November ...... 298 00 

December 298 00 

1904. 

January ...... 537 00 

February 443 00 

$4,113 00 

CALL MEN. 

Fay rolls . . . . . . $1,313 51 



FUEL. 

Honors, B. O. & Son .... $211 75 

Libby, H. B 6 00 

$217 75 

HAY AND GRAIN. 

Farnham, E. A. & Co $20 47 

Holden, George H. & Co. . . . 305 07 

Jennings, Harry . 392 75 

Torrence, Vary & Co. .... 257 23 

$975 5 2 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Ame & Co., supplies .... $20 50 

Armstrong, A. D., supplies ... 19 95 

Blaney, H. C, labor .... 6 00 

Cahoon, Geo. P., express ... 40 

Cahoon, O. M., labor .... 1 25 

Cahoon, J. E., labor .... 10 00 



A?nount carried forward, 



$58 10 



192 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $cj8 10 

Callahan, Cornelius Co., suction hose . 201 84 
Clinton Screen Manufacturing Co., sup- 
plies ......... 2 60 

Curtis & Bubier, supplies ... 1 00 

Doane, Geo. H., stock and labor . . 2 35 

Delory, W. A., supplies ... 8 20 

Dunn & McKenzie, repairs ... 10 50 

Earp,W. G., stamps, .... 1 50 

Eastman, F. H., surveying ... 5 00 
Edmands, A. W. & Co., supplies . . 15 00 
Emerson, Daniel, M. D. V., profes- 
sional services ..... 39 00 

Farrington, C, repairs .... 95 

Fullum, H. H. & Co., supplies . . 16 00 

Glazier, Harry A., supplies ... 1 1 00 

Goldthwait Pharmacy, supplies . . 2 75 

Grant, H. W., labor .... 6 00 

Gorham, L. E. & Co., supplies and labor, 13 13 

Harding, J. W. &~Co., supplies . . 80 

Holden, Geo. H. & Co., supplies . . 34 20 

Howe, Oliver R., supplies ... 6 00 

Hutchinson Lumber Co., stock and labor, 3 50 

Jeffers, Chas. P., supplies ... 4 10 

King, Geo. F. & Co., supplies . . 1 68 

Langmade, C. H., expressing . . 17 05 

Lampard, G. H., stock and labor . . 14 00 

Lynn Gas and Electric Co. ... 96 49 

McDonough, M., horse hire ... 5 00 

New England Tel. and Tel. Co. . . 73 65 

New England Fire Supply Co., supplies, 18 00 

Noyes, Geo. A. & Co., supplies • . 1 67 

Oakes Chemical Co., supplies . . 4 55 



A??iount carried forward, 



$675 61 



1904] auditors' report. 


i 


93 


FIRE DEPARTMENT. 






Amount brought forward, 


$675 


61 


Owens, J. G., blacksmithing 


118 


10 


Philbrick & Pope, stock and labor . 


2 


5° 


Pettingill, S. J., supplies 


3 


5 1 


Porter, M. D., insurance 


49 


5° 


Potter, A. G., steam for whistle 


250 


00 


Pratt, James H., supplies 


2 


00 


Questrom, A. I., stock and labor . 


1 1 


15 


Read, Holliday & Sons, supplies 


7 


2 5 


Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing 




2 5 


Rovvell, C. G., stock and labor 


10 


00 


Russell, E., expressing 




75 


Sampson & Allen, supplies 


2 


17 


Smith, W. F., supplies 


14 


20 


Soleshine Manufacturing Co., supplies . 


2 


5° 


Spaulding, E. G., whitewashing 


4 5° 


Spenser, S. M. M'f'g Co., supplies 


7 


65 


Stevens, Geo. M. Co., supplies 


255 


86 


Shattuck & Delano, supplies 


1 1 


46 


Sawyer, E. S., stock and labor 


1 


00 


Smart, Stephen, insurance 


82 


5° 


Swampscott Water Works 


3 2 


5° 


Titus & Poor, stock and labor 


63 25 


Xitus & Buckley Co., bedding 


7 


00 


Till, Geo. T., supplies .... 


4 


20 


Whitten & Cass, printing 


2 3 


50 




$1,643 


2 7 



i 9 4 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

RECAPITULATION. 



Salaries, permanent men 
Pay rolls, call men 
Fuel . . .... 

Hay and grain 
Miscellaneous 



$4,113 00 
5 1 

217 75 
975 5 2 
1,643 2 7 



$8,263 05 



RECEIPTS. 



Brown, S. N. . . . . . $20 00 

Highway Department .... 10 00 

Owens, J. G., rent of shop ... 50 00 

Street watering . . . . . 1,012 50 

Telephone tolls ..... 3 17 

Use of telephone .... 681 

Sale of hose ...... 10 00 



$1,112 48 



Special Fire. 

Appropriation . $170 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $170 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



Stevens, George M. Co., alarm boxes . $80 00 

Stevens, George M. Co., indicator . 90 00 



$170 00 



9°4J 



auditors' report. 195 



Fire Alarm Boxes. 



Appropriation ..... $250 00 



Amount of expenditures 


$249 89 




Balance unexpended .... 


1 1 








$2=ro 00 


EXPENDITURES. 






Stevens, George M. Co., fire alarm boxes, 




$199 OO 


Stevens, George M. Co., sundries . 




50 89 






$24Q 8q 


Chemical House. 






Appropriation .... $12,000 00 




Amount overdrawn .... 


$4 24 






$ 


12,004 24 


Amount of expenditures 


$12,004 24 


EXPENDITURES. 






Bassett, Jos. M., expenses 




$20 94 


Delano, C. B., expenses 




3 5o 


Cahoon, Geo. P., expenses 




22 10 


Callahan, Cornelius Co., supplies . 




49 00 


Delory, W. A., supplies 




6 50 


Dunn & Mackenzie, stock and labor 




2 20 


Glazier, Harry A., supplies . 




24 00 


Hastings & Sons Pub. Co., advertising . 




1 80 


Harris, Isaac K., surveying . 




7 00 


Amount carried forward, 




$137 04 



196 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



CHEMICAL HOUSE. 



Amount brought forward. 




$i^'7 04 


Johnson, Frank H., wiring and fixtures, 




165 00 


Kezer, L. F., stock and labor 




10 00 


New England Fire Supply Co., supplies, 




16 00 


Paine Furniture Co., furnishings 




22 OO 


Perkins, C. JN. Co., chemical engine 




2,225 00 


r nuiips, jj. JtSw.., liustee, land 




400 OO 


T~> „ j IV T TA ' 

Sorter, M. D., insurance 




45 00 


Smith, Alonzo H., supplies 




4 93 


Smith, W. H., harness and supplies 




97 00 


Snow, Edgar, two horses . . . 




450 00 


Stevens, George M. & Co., supplies 




I 59 6 5 


Swampscott Water Works, stock and 






labor . . 




16 33 


Tarbox, E. N., horse alarm . . . . 




15 00 


JLitus 6L Buckley, turniture 




7 2 39 


Titus & Poor, contract . 




7,776 40 


Wheeler & Betton, architects . 




39 2 5° 






$12,004 2 4 


Highway Department. 




Appropriations 


$17,000 


00 


Receipts . . . ... 


888 


55 


Amount overdrawn . 


1,213 


40 




— $19,101 95 


Amount of expenditure 




$19,101 95 


EXPENDITURES. 






SALARIES. 






Edgerly, I. Irving, superintendent 




$900 00 


Pitman, J. P. M. S., superintendent 




80 00 






$980 00 



1904] 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



197 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

PAY ROLLS. 

I9O3. 

March 

April 

May . . .. 

June ....... 

July 

August ...... 

September . . . 

October ...... 

November ...... 

December ...... 

1904. 

January ...... 

February ...... 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Ames Plough Co., supplies . 

American Express Co. . 

Bain & Russell, stock and labor 

Blanchard, Frank I., gravel . 

Blaney, John W. & Co., supplies . 

Bond, Harold L. & Co., supplies . 

Brockvvay-Smith Corp., supplies . 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight 

Brvson, John, supplies . 

Bourneuf, Louis & Co., gravel 

Buffalo Pitts Steam Roller Works, sup- 

plies .* . . . . 

Cullen Bros., blacksmithing . 
Callahan, Cornelius Co., supplies . 
Conrad, F., expressing 
Cole, E. J., sand .... 



$656 75 
1,492 26 
2,455 48 

i> l8 3 95 
1,570 62 

7 6 5 5° 
1,528 76 

2,665 45 
^334 16 
86 82 

1,13° 5° 

838 00 

$15,708 25 



$24 41 

50 
13 20 

26 00 

4 45 

4 1 73 
2S 29 

1 81 
6 S6 

27 02 

2 50 
86 99 

5 54 
1 25 

5 1 3° 



Amount carried forward, 



$321 85 



198 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Amount carried forward, 


$321 85 


ueiory, vv . -rx.^ slock dun iaDOi . . 


62 75 


Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor 


I02 12 


Dietinchs Valve^Olium Oil Co., supplies, 


20 03 


Dunn & AlacKenzie, supplies . . 


20 44 


Eastman, F. H., surveying . . . 


280 OO 


Edgerly, I. I., expenses 


11 75 


Etnbree, W. F. & Co., supplies 


1 . 96 


Fire Department, labor . . 


10 00 


Fire Department, use of telephone 


O Ol 


Face, G. J., supplies .... 


55 


Gardner, Peleg, stock and labor . . 


39 °° 


Good Roads Machinery Co., watering 




cart ....... 


267 50 


Hutchinson, W. Henry, supplies . . 


LO (JO 


Holden, Geo. H. & Co., supplies . 


OS OZ 


xxonois, 0. \j . ol oon, iuei . . . 


I05 O9 


Jackson Brothers, repairs 


9 00 


Kennison, J. B., use of cart ... 


9 2 5 


Knowlton, Daniel F., repairs 


1 40 


Langmade, C. H., expressing 


11 50 


Laybold, Nathan, filing saws . . 


1 40 


011s ol iviaiiici , gravel ... 


4 20 


Nyberg, John & Co., gravel . . . 


R nn 
uu 


iMcnois, \y . xi. oi i\. -L*., supplies . 


4 Uvj 


Niles, W. H., settling Gerry claim 


I ^ OO 


North, John P., supplies 


5° 


Owens, J. G., blacksmithing 


7 1 59 


Peoples' Coal Co., supplies . 


5 50 


Perfect Packing Co., supplies . • . 


5 62 


Perrin, Seamans & Co., supplies 


12 73 


Pettengill, S. J., supplies 


6 01 


Amount carried forward, 


$1,690 33 



1904] auditors' report. 199 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $1,690 33 

Phillips & Adams, stock and labor . 10 50 
Philbrick & Pope, supplies ... 30 18 
Porter, Milton D., insurance ... 25 00 
Quinn, Martin L., removing boiler . 25 00 
Rowell, C. G., stock and labor . . 154 10 
Rowell, E. W., painting signs . . 5 25 
Sisk Bros., settlement of Eveleth claim . 210 00 
Smart, Stephen, supplies ... 21 25 
Smith, Alonzo H., supplies ... 72 28 
Shattuck & Delano, supplies and tele- 
phone tolls ..... 12 35 

Swampscott Water Works, stock, labor 

and rent ...... 5° °7 

Swampscott Water Works, water rates . 10 50 

Titus & Poor, stock and labor . . 29 60 

Valvoline Oil Co., supplies ... 26 54 

Waters, W. J., building fence . 35 00 

Wiley, Edwin F., services ... 3 00 

Whittredge, W. C. & Co., supplies . 2 75 

$2,4*3 7° 

RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries $980 00 

Pay roll 15,708 25 

Miscellaneous ..... 2 j4 j 3 7° 



$19,101 95 



200 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 2C 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



RECEIPTS. 

Excise tax ...... $7 2 5 

Edgerly, I. I. .... 65 oc 

Good Roads Machinery Co., freight pre- 
paid ....... 10 751 

Mayo, F. D., use of road roller . . 72 00 

Cahoon, A. O., use of cart ... 15 qo 



$888 55 



Sidewalk Department. 

Appropriation ♦ . . . . . $1,500 00 



Amount overdrawn . . . . 46 95 

$1,546 95 

Amount of expenditures . . . $1,546 95 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Edgerly, I. I. . . . . . $100 00 



PAY ROLLS. 

I903. 

April . . . . . . $24 50 

May 131 00 

June 157 50 

July 31 00 

August . . . . . 312 00 

September ...... 28 00 

October ...... 26 50 

November . • * • • • • I 44 2 5 



Amount carried forward, 



$854 75 



1904] 



auditors' report. 



201 



SIDEWALK DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $§54 75 

December ...... 95 00 

1904. 

January 174 50 

February 57 2 5 



$1,181 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Cole, E. J., sand $52 35 

Niles, Wm. H., services in settlement of 

Eveleth claim 78 10 

McDonough, M., stone dust ... 50 00 

McDonough, M., stock and labor . 45 00 

Waters, W. J., building fence . 40 00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salary . . . . . . 

Pay roll 

Miscellaneous ^ 

$1,546 95 



Street Crossing Department. 

Appropriation $500 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $443 18 
Balance unexpended .... 56 82 

$500 00 



$265 45 



$100 oa 
1,181 50 
26 5 45 



202 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

STREET CROSSING DEPARTMENT. 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLL. 

September . . . . . $178 75 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Eastman, F. H., surveying ... $19 00 

McDonough, M., cross walks and pavers, 245 43 



RECAPITULATION. 



$264 43 



Pay roll $178 75 

Miscellaneous ..... 264 43 

$443 18 



Crushed Stone Department. 

Appropriation ..... $1,000 00 
Amount overdrawn . . . . 49 7 1 

$1,049 7 1 

Amount of expenditures . . . $1,049 7 1 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLL. 

July $278 72 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Eastman, F. H., surveying . . . $13 50 

Delory, W. A., stock and labor . . 33 89 

Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel . . . 225 79 



Amount carried forward, 



$273 18 



1904] auditors' report. 203 

CRUSHED STONE DEPARTMENT. 

Amount brought forward, $ 2 73 l & 

McDonough, M., labor with steam drill, 363 00 

Merrill, Samuel S., supplies . . 129 95 
Swampscott Water Works, stock and 

labor ....... 4 86 

$770 99 

RECAPITULATION. 

Pay roll $278 72 

Miscellaneous ..... 770 99 



$1,049 7 1 



Catch Basins and Gutters. 

Appropriation ..... 

Amount of expenditures . . . $886 93 

Balance unexpended . . . . 13 07 



EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS. 

I903. 

May . . . 

June ...... 

July . . . . . . 

September ..... 



$900 00 



$900 00 



$109 25 
9 1 59 

3 11 5° 
121 50 



$633 84 



204 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



CATCH BASINS AND GUTTERS. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Brown, James G., labor . . . $14 00 

Lewis, David W., supplies ... 7 00 

Leslie, Robert, rocks .... 35° 

Rowell, C. G., stock and labor . . 198 09 

Smith Iron Foundry, supplies . . 30 50 



$253 09 



RECAPITULATION. 

Pay rolls $633 84 

Miscellaneous ..... 253 09 



$886 93 



Concrete and Curbstone Department. 

Appropriation . . . . . $500 00 
Reimbursements ..... 86 94 

$586 94 

Amount of expenditures . . . $369 79 
Balance unexpended . . . . 217 15 

$586 9 4 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS. 

$23 5° 

21 OO 



June . 
November 



$44 5° 



: 9 o 4 ] 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



205 



CONCRETE AND CURBSTONE DEPARTMENT. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 



Eastman, F. H., surveying 
McDonough, M., concrete 



$12 50 
3 12 79 



$3 2 5 2 9 



RECAPITULATION. 



Pay rolls 
Miscellaneous 



$44 5° 
325 29 



$369 79 



REIMBURSEMENTS 



Cahoon, R. A., curbing 
Hudson, F. B., concrete 
Potter, W. A., concrete 
Russ, H. O., concrete . 



$48 41 
20 81 

9 73 
8 26 



$86 94 



Sundry parties 



DUE TOWN. 



$293 3° 



Resetting Curbstones, 



Appropriation 
Amount of expenditures 
Balance unexpended 



$84 50 
215 50 



$300 00 



$300 00 



206 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



RESETTING. CURBSTONES. 



EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS. 

I9O3. 

May $41 25 

June . 43 25 

$84 50 



Roy Street Catch Basin. 

Appropriation . . . . . $100 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $94 25 
Balance unexpended .... 5 75 

$100 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Highway Department, pipe . . . $65 00 

Kendrick, R. P., labor .... 4 00 

Rowell, C. G., stock and labor . . I 7 2 5 

Tyler, H. W., labor .... 4 00 

Widger, J. M., labor .... 4 00 



$94 2 5 



Ingalls Terrace. 

Appropriation ..... $450 00 
Amount overdrawn . . . . 86 75 

$536 75 

Amount of expenditures . . . $53^ 75 



1904J auditors' report. 207 

INGALLS TERRACE 

EXPENDITURES. 

McDonald, P. F., stairs and platform . $536 75 



Road Roller and Stone Crusher. 



Appropriation ..... $6,000 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $5,474 09 
Balance unexpended .... 525 91 

$6,000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLL. 

June $91 25 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight . $7 00 

Buffalo Pitts Steam Roller Works, road 

roller ...... 3? 2 5° 00 

Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor ... 38 57 

Good Roads Machinery Co., stone 

crusher and supplies . . . . 1,829 82 

Perfect Packing Co., supplies . . 3 75 

Sisk, James H., land rent for stone 

crusher . ... . . . 250 00 

Titus & Poor, stock and labor . . 3 7° 

$5,3 82 S4 

RECAPITULATION. 

Pay roll ...... $91 25 

Miscellaneous ..... 5*3^2 84 



$5>474 09 



2o8 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



uetia Vista Street. 

Appropriation ..... $1,000 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $985 00 
Balance unexpended . . . . 15 00 

$1,000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS. 

July . . ... 
August ...... 



$43 00 
742 50 

$785 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Eastman, F. H., surveying . . . $33 00 

Ellis, A. L., gravel .... 29 50 

McDonough, M., blasting ... 125 00 

Tucker, Charles W., gravel . 12 00 

$199 5° 

RECAPITULATION. 

Pay rolls . . . .' . . $785 50 

Miscellaneous ..... 199 50 

$985 00 



Beach Bluff Culvert. 

Appropriation ..... $500 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $402 17 
Balance unexpended . . . . 97 83 

$500 00 



H°4] 



auditor's report. 



209 



BEACH BLUFF CULVERT. 

EXPENDITURES. 

Brockway-Smith Corp., supplies . . $2 17 

Doane, Geo. H., contract . . . 369 00 

Rowell, C. G. 31 00 

$402 17 



Roy Street. 

Appropriation ..... $750 00 
Amount overdrawn . . . . 15 75 

$765 75 

Amount of expenditures . . . $765 75 

EXPENDITURES. 
PAY ROLLS. 

September . . . . . . $54 50 

October 346 75 

$400 75 

Eastman, F. H., surveying . . . $10 00 

Grant, H. W., painting fence . . 5 00 

Lyons & Mather, stock and labor . 175 00 

McDonough, M., blasting ... 175 00 

$365 00 

RECAPITULATION. 

Pay rolls $400 75 

Miscellaneous ..... 365 00 

$765 75 



2IO TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

Walker Road Water Pipe. 

Appropriation ..... $1,000 oo 

Amount of expenditures . . . $679 95 
Balance unexpended .... 320 05 

$1,000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Swampscott Water Works, stock and 

labor . . . . . . $679 95 



Thomas Road Hydrant. 

Appropriation ..... $500 00 

Amount overdrawn . . . . 61 86 

$561 86 

Amount of expenditures . . • $561 86 

EXPENDITURES. 

Swampscott Water Works, stock and 

labor . . . . . . $561 86 



Watering Cart. 

Appropriation ..... $500 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $250 00 
Balance unexpended .... 250 00 

$500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Granger, H. P., watering cart . . $250 00 



auditors' report. 



211 



Street Watering Department. 

Appropriation . • . . . . . . $2,500 00 

Amount overdrawn . . . . 49 47 

$2,549 47 

Amount of expenditures . . . $2,549 47 



EXPENDITURES. 

Dunn & Mackenzie, repairs ... $2 25 

Evans & Cole ..... 535 00 

Fire Department ..... 1,012 50 

McDonough, M. . . . . . 465 62 

Roberts, Edward B. .... 512 50 

Swampscott Water Works, labor on 

stand-pipes ..... 21 60 



$2,549 47 



Street Light Department. 

Appropriations ..... $8,233 00 



Amount overdrawn . . . . 154 61 

$8,387 61 

Amount of expenditures . . . $8*387 61 



EXPENDITURES. 

Evans & Cole, carriage hire ... $6 00 

Lynn Gas & Electric Co., electrics . . 8,302 53 

Lynn Gas & Electric Co., gas . . 25 08 

Norcross, W. Percy, care of lamps . 50 00 

Farnum, E. A., carriage hire . 4 00 



$8,387 61 



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[Feb. 20 j 



Tree Warden Department. 

Appropriation . . . . . $600 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $587*15 
Balance unexpended < . . . 12 85 

$600 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Newhall, George ..... $75 00 



PAY ROLLS. 



I9O3, 

March 
April 
May 
June 

July 

August 

September 

November 

1904. 
February 



$60 00 
85 75 

72 OO 
21 25 

28 OO 

35 °o 
21 50 
11 25 

10 OO 



$344 75 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Delory, W. A., supplies ... $2 90 

Newhall, George, loam and trees . 27 50 

Shady Hill Nursery Co., trees . . 125 00 

Tupper, John, ladder .... 12 00 



$167 40 



1904] 



auditors' report. 
TREE WARDEN DEPARTMENT. 



213 



Salaries 
Pay roll 
Miscellaneous 



RECAPITULATION, 



Water Rates. 



$75 00 

344 75 
167 40 



$587 i5 



Appropriation 
Amount overdrawn 

Amount of expenditures 



$950 00 
57 35 



$1,007 35 
$1,007 35 



EXPENDITURES. 

Swamp scott Water Works, hydrants 
Swampscott Water Works, drinking 

fountains ...... 

Swampscott Water Works, removing 

hydrant ...... 



$SSo 00 



100 00 



2 7 35 



$1,007 35 



Health Department. 

Appropriation . $3,500 00 

Reimbursements ..... 533 81 

$4^33 81 

Amount of expenditures . . . $3,755 97 
Balance unexpended .... 277 84 

$4,033 81 



214 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Adams, W. B., clerk .... $50 00 

Haley, Michael ..... 85 00 

Nies, Martin E., inspector of plumbing . 253 60 

Stone, Jasper H. ..... 85 60 

Stratton, F. B., chairman . . . 100 00 



$673 60 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

American Express Co. . . . . $1 20 

Bauer, R. S., supplies .... 47° 

Bicknell, R. E., M. D., professional ser- 
vices ....... 23 13 

Burnett, William, labor ... 7 50 

Boyden, Arthur, labor .... 35° 

Carroll, Charles, team hire ... 24 30 

Chase, Henry C, labor .... 6 50 

Coan, Peter, burying carrion . 1 50 

Crowell, J. F., supplies ... 1 35 

Davis & Young, supplies ... 4 25 

Delano, Lewis, labor with team . . 35 25 

Ellis, Stuart P., photographs . 3 00 

Evans & Cole, labor with team . . 31 25 

Gannon, D. J. labor with team . . 12 25 

Getchell, B. T., care night soil . 50 00 

Gilley, Richard, serving notices . . 25 50 

Granger, S. G., labor .... 12 50 

Griffin, John, labor .... 22 50 

Gardner, Peleg, stock and labor . . 9 5° 

Haley, Michael, fumigating ... 15 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$294 68 



auditors' report. 



215 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, 


if>294 °* 


Hastings & Sons Pub. Co., advertising . 


IO3 20 


Harding, J. W. & Co., supplies . 


3 80 


Higgins & Co.,, collecting house offal 


445 00 


Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel . 


3 35 


Hunt, A. F., M. D., professional services, 


31 00 


Jeffers, C. P., supplies .... 


15 50 


Kain, D. J., burying carrion 


1 00 


Kennedy F. P., labor .... 


4 00 


Kennedy, Bernard, labor 


14 00 


Lynn, City of, board and care small-pox 




patient ...... 


559 !5 


McCarty, J. F., printing 


62 50 


McDonough, M., collecting ashes . 


699 26 


McDonough, M., house offal . 


242 50 


McDonough, M., burying carrion and 




labor with team ..... 


40 00 


Melvin, Charles, burying carrion . 


2 00 


Melvin, William, burying carrion . 


4 00 


Newton, W. S., labor .... 


24 50 


Nisbet, D. W., labor .... 


40 50 


North Shore Publishing Co., advertising, 


10 00 


Ocean Pharmacy, developing films 


1 00 


Pedrick, B. C, care beach . 


251 67 


Pedrick, B. C, labor .... 


4 00 


Philbrick & Pope, supplies 


2 94 


Police Department, services and tel. tolls, 


40 97 


Roberts, E. B., labor .... 


1 00 


Short, Charles, labor .... 


23 00 


Slattery, John, labor .... 


10 00 


Smart, Stephen, insurance 


10 00 


Spinney, George F., labor 


7 5° 


Stratton, F. B., fumigating and expense, 


86 10 


Amount brought forward, 


$3,038 62 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $3?938 62 

Stanley, Jack W. labor ... 8 50 

Thompson, Waldo & Son, insurance . 3 75 

Whitten & Cass, printing ... 14 50 

Willey, Frank, labor .... 17 00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries $673 60 

Miscellaneous . v . . . . 3,082 37 



$3,755 97 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts, small- 
pox case . . . . . . $533 Si 



Park Department. 

Appropriation ..... $1,000 00 
Receipts . . . . '• . . 300 80 

$1,300 80 

Amount of expenditures . . . $1,115 08 
Balance unexpended . . . . 185 72 

$1,300 So 

EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Blanchard, Horace W., superintendent . 



$334 00 



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1903. 

April . 

May 

October 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Blanchard, H. W., stock and labor and 
expenses ...... 

Brockway-Smith Corporation, supplies . 

Evans & Cole, labor with team 

Gardner, Peleg, stock and labor 

Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel . 

Hutchinson Lumber Co., lumber . 

Jackson, J. B., expense 

Lampard, G. H., stock and labor . 

Lyons & Mather, stock and labor . 

McDonough, M., labor with team . 

Niles, W. H., Phillips claim 

Rowell, C. G., stock and labor 

Philbrick & Pope, stock and labor . 

Smart, Stephen, insurance 

Swampscott Water Works, water, rates, 
stock and labor . 

Titus & Poor, stock and labor 

Wells & Newton Co., supplies 



AUDITORS REPORT. 
PARK DEPARTMENT, 

PAY ROLLS. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries . . . . 

Pay rolls ...... 

Miscellaneous . 



217 



$35 50 
41 00 
140 00 

$216 50 



$58 40 

'3 83 

4 00 

IJ 3 59 

5 5o 

6 43 

1 00 

15 00 
100 00 
12 42 
25 00 

*4 37 

7 50 
125 00 

53 31 

2 58 

$564 58 



$334 °° 
216 50 

58 



$1,115 °8 



218 TOWN documents. [Feb. 20? 

PARK DEPARTMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Blanchard, H. W., rents . . . $300 80 



Town Hall Department. 

Appropriation . . . . $1,200 00 

Receipts ...... 482 50 

Amount overdrawn .... 203 09 

$1,885 59 

Amount of expenditures . . . $1,885 59 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Mott, James A., janitor . . . $650 00 

Adams, John I., sub-janitor . 12 50 

Crowell, J. F., sub-janitor ... 62 50 

Glass, Jos. W., sub- janitor ... 12 c;o 



$737 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Ashton, E. M. & C. E., stock and labor, $4 15 

Adams, John L, stock and labor . 1 5° 

Bradford, F. H., stock and labor . . 14 24 

Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor . 127 06 

Eastman, E. S., repairing clock . . 5 5° 

Getchell, B. T., loam and labor . 12 50 

Gifford, W. B., rugs .... 6 75 

Hill, John L., tuning piano ... 17 50 

Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel . . . 2S1 50 



A?nount carried forward, 



$470 70 



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AUDITORS REPORT. 



219 



TOWN HALL DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, 


$47° 7° 


xiolden, ueo. ri. & Co., supplies . 


20 O I 


Tnlincnn I-^vq ri Lr T— 1 cr ci c nvtm-pc 
ILHlilSUll, X LdHt\. XX., si"* UAILJICS . . 


f\ an 
o 50 


King, Geo. F. & Co., supplies 


35 3 6 


Knowlton, D. F., labor 


2 50 


Langmade, C. H., expressing . . 


2 5 


Lynn Gas and Electric Co., lighting and 




c n 1 1 1 1 p c 

SUIJUllCO . . . • . . 


2 39 z 1 


X-<j(Jlla Oi lVXctlllcr, SslOLK dllU lauOl , . 


3 


IVIarsh man , Gideon, stock and labor 


5 


Martin, Eben S. , labor 


3 2 5 


lvl r^n ri 1 w r rivr^c cnr\nlipc 

ivx c 1 1 u 1 <j w xj ius., supplies • • • 


5:> 


lvTr~vtt" Tntripc l—i pvnpncp 

1VXLHI, J rtUJCO XX., CaUCHSC • . . 


^ 1 (J\J 


-LMlSUcll, £\. r ., linging Ucll ... 


1 2 5 


Orcutt, J. W., electric lights 


OO 


r^Millii^c AT /\ ri 'A m c cpffmn* orlcicc 

X lillllL/S kjL riUalllSj SClLlllg glitSS . . 


5° 


r^n 1 1 rivi r* \z AT y~\f± cff^r^lr a n rl lcir\ov 
X J111U11L1S. Ql X UUC) ClllU laUKJl • • 


79 34 


Quinn, Martin L., repairing roof . 


13 00 


xvoucris, v_/. is., cv. vv . xi., expressing . 


2 5 


Rovvell, C. G., stock and labor . . 


57 4° 


.Samnsnn Ar AIIpti «t"r>r , lr n rl 

OfllllUSvJll CX. X1.11C11, SLULn. illlU laUUl . • 


37 I o 


Sfwpf T~) p r> a vt iti p n t cpvvpi" a sspsQinpnt' 

W_J L VV V/l -1 / IJ til t. Lll^ UL ^ VV V.1 ClOO^OOlllL 11 L . 




Shattuck & Delano, supplies . 


8 00 


Stone, Abram G., ringing bell 


1 00 


Swampscott Water Works 


26 c;o 


Till, George T., supplies ... 


7 68 


Tupper, John, step ladder 


4 00 


Wheeler, H. A. & Co., repairing nag 


1 2 5 




$1,148 09 


RECAPITULATION. 




Salaries 


$737 50 


Miscellaneous ..... 


1,148 09 



$1,885 59 



220 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



TOWN HALL DEPARTMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Crowell, J. F., rent of hall . . . $62 50 

Mott, James A., rent of hall . . . 408 00 

Winnipesikett Club, rent of hall . 12 00 

$482 50 



Free Public Library. 

Appropriation ..... $750 00 
Receipts ...... 466 34 

$1,216 34 

Amount of expenditures . . . $1,166 34 
Balance unexpended . . . . 50 00 

$1,216 34 



EXPENDITURES. 



SALARIES. 



Honors, S. L., librarian . . . $300 00 

Bain, Carl, assistant .... 50 00 

Russell, Ralph, assistant ... 50 00 

$400 00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Bauer, R. S., subscriptions . . . $62 00 

Barnard, F. J. & Co., binding books . 67 25 

Desmond Pub. Co., books ... 18 50 

Dewolf, Fisk & Co., books ... 4 10 

Delano, Gilbert, stock and labor . . 6 92 



Amount carried forward 



$.58 77 



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221 



FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 




Amount brought forward, 


$158 77 


Kastman, E. S., repairing clock 


1 00 


Essex Publishing Co., books . . 


7 00 


rederal r>ook Lo., books 


21 00 


Gilley, R. C, dog officer ... 


50 00 


Lauriat, Charles E. Co., books 


476 07 


Langmade, C. H., expressing 


6 


Metcalf, E. W., books .... 


5 2 5 


Nichols, T. P., printing 


-\6 so 


Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing . - 


I 00 


Taylor, Hattie J., books 


3 5° 




$766 34 


REC APITUL AT I OX . 




Salaries . . , * . . 


$400 00 


Miscellaneous ..... 


7 66 34 




$1,166 34 


RECEIPTS. 




County of Essex, dog licenses 


$426 25 


Honors, S. L., sundry receipts 


40 09 



$466 34 



Cemetery Department. 

Appropriation ..... $750 00 
Receipts ...... 335 00 

$1,085 00 

Amount of expenditures. . . $694 61 

Balance unexpended .... 390 39 

$1,085 00 



222 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. - 



[Feb. 20 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT. 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 



Harris, Nathan M., superintendent . $75 00 

Pitman, J. P. M. S., superintendent . 337 50 



$412 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Baker, James, supplies .... $7 00 

Blaney, E. G., plants .... 76 63 

Brockway-Smith Corporation, supplies 1 34 

Carkin, John T., labor .... 162 00 

Lyons & Mather, labor with team . . 4 14 

Newhall, George, labor ... 6 00 

Pitman, J. P. M. S., labor ... 7 00 

Svvampscott Water Works ... iS 00 



$282 11 



RECAPITULATION. 



Salaries . . . . . : „ . $412 50 

Miscellaneous ..... 282 1 1 



$694 61 



RECEIPTS. 

Sale of lots $335 00 



• 



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auditors' report. 



223 



Memorial Day. 

Appropriation ..... $150 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $150 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Post 118, G. A. R $150 00 



flonument Lot. 

Appropriation ..... $35 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $35 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Glass, Jos. W., care of lot . . $35 00 



Poor Department. 

Appropriation ..... $3,300 00 
Reimbursements . . . . . 71 00 

Amount overdrawn . . . . I 37 2 3 

$3,5o8 23 

Amount of expenditures . . . $3,508 23 

EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Blanchard, Charles A., overseer 
Crowell, J. F., overseer, chairman 
Curtis, T. B. P., overseer 
Kendrick, Mrs. L. E., clerk . 



$60 00 
100 00 
60 00 
25 00 



$245 00 



224 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

GROCERIES. 

Caverly, J. L. 

Holden, George H. & Co. . ... 

Nash, J. B 

Petfingill, S. J. 

Pierce, A. L. ..... 

Shattuck & Delano .... 

Standard Grocery & Provision Co. 



BOARD AND RENT 

Brown, Annie .... 
Fitzpatrick, Mrs. .... 
Lynn, City of ... 
Marblehead Savings Bank 
Park Department .... 

Payne, Mary A 

Peabody, Town of 

Porter, M. D., Agent . 

Stewart, James W. ... 

Tucker, E. J. 

Welch, L. H. & Co. 



FUEL. 

Honors, B. O. & Son 
Libby, H. B., I.--. 



PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Danvers Insane Hospital 

Medford Insane Asylum 

Sisters of Charity . . 

State Hospital ..... 



$4 58 

77 75 
17 64 
15 00 
129 48 
183 88 
14 00 

$44 2 33 



$94 00 
12 00 
16 00 
77 00 
9 60 
260 00 
179 10 
83 10 

185 54' 
72 00 
91 00 

$i,o79 34 



$158 20 
3 1 75 

$189 95 



$745 65 

146 00 

164 15 

292 00 

$1,347 80 



1904] auditor's report. 225 
POOR DEPARTMENT. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Bicknell, Ralph E., professional services, $3 00 
Boston, City of, aid rendered . . 7 87 
Carroll, G. H., telephone charges . 1 90 
Chase, W. B., M. D., professional ser- 
vices ...... 56 00 

Crowell, J. F., expenses ... 5 00 

Curtis, T. P. B., supplies and expenses, 12 07 

Evans & Cole, carriage hire ... 35° 

Fitzpatrick, Mrs., supplies ... 9 29 
Hunt, A. Frost, M. D., professional 

services ...... 13 00 

Jeffers, Chas. P., supplies ... 1 20 

Kendrick, L. E., supplies ... 1 70 

Lovejoy, C. A., professional services . 3 00 

Mower, Earl A., burial ... 25 00 

Porter, F. V., supplies .... 8 80 

Porter, M. D., supplies ... 6 00 

Quincy, City of, aid rendered . . 2 25 

Ryan, Simon J., burials ... 30 00 

Till, George T., supplies ... 14 23 

$203 81 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries ...... $ 2 45 00 

Groceries ...... 442 33 

Board and rent ..... r »°79 34 

Fuel ....... 189 95 

Public institutions .... 1 ,347 80 

Miscellaneous ...... 203 81 



$3o° 8 2 3 



226 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



POOR DEPARTMENT. 

REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, burial 

of State paupers .... $30 00 

Spencer, Town of ... 6 00 

Sundry parties ..... 35 00 

$71 00 

DUE THE TOWN. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts . . $100 58 

Lynn, City of 1 75 ^7 

Marblehead, Town of ... 6 00 

Sundry parties ..... 540 27 

$822 72 



Soldiers' Relief Department. 

Appropriation ..... $1,500 00 
Reimbursements . . . . . 55 00 
Amount overdrawn . . . . 478 49 

$2,033 49 

Amount of expenditures . . . $2,033 49 



EXPENDITURES. 
GROCERIES. 



Carpenter & French . . . $130 00 

Pettingill, S. J. . . . 112 50 

Shattuck & Delano, .... 938 32 

Standard Grocery and Provision Co. . 112 00 



$1,292 82 



1904] auditors' report. 

SOLDIERS' RELIEF DEPARTMENT. 



227 



Honors, B. O. & Son 
Robinson, J. M. & Son 



$191 59 
15 00 



$206 59 



Hurley, M., estate of 
Pnrk Commissioners 



$92 00 
9 60 



$101 60 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Danvers Insane Hospital 
Doyle, Thomas, burial . 
Aid rendered sundry parties 



$169 48 

35 00 
228 00 



$43 2 4 8 



RECAPITULATION. 



Groceries 
Fuel . 
Rents . 
Miscellaneous 



$1,292 82 
206 59 
101 60 
43 2 4 8 



$ 2 >°33 49 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts, burials, $35 00 

Marblehead, Town of ... 20 00 



$55 00 



228 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



State Aid. 

Chapter 372, Acts of 1899. 

EXPENDITURES. 

1903. 

March . . . . 
April . . . . 
May . . 

June . . . . ... 

J"iy 

August . . .... 

September . . . ... 

October ...... 

November ...... 

December ...... 

1904. 

January ...... 

February ...... 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Commonwealth of Massachusett, 1902 

DUE FROM 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1903 . 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Janu- 
ary and February, 1904 . . 



1904] 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



State Aid. 

Chapter 374, Acts of 1899. 

EXPENDITURES . 

1903. 

March ....... 

April 

May . . . . 
June . . . . 

J«iy 

August 

September ...... 

October . . 

November ...... 

December ...... 

1904. 

January ...... 

February ...... 



REIMBURSEMENTS. 

Commonwealth of Massachusejls, 1902 . 

Due from 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1903 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Jan, 
and Feb. 1904 . . ' . 



23° 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Treasurer's Safe. 

Appropriation ..... $ 2 75 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $ 2 75 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Curtis, Arthur B., safe .... $ 2 75 00 



Assessors' Safe. 

Appropriation . . . . . $250 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $236 50 
Balance unexpended . . . . 13 50 

$250 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



Curtis, Arthur B., safe and desk . . $192 50 

Johnson, Frank H., desk light . 5 00 

Lampard, G. H., stock and labor . . 15 00 

Till, Geo. T., carpet .... 24 00 

$236 50 



Assessors' Plans. 

Appropriation ..... $150 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $ I 5o 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Eastman, F. H., correcting maps . 



$150 00 



1904] 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



231 



Assessors' Library. 

Appropriation ..... $ I 5° 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $149 85 
Balance unexpended .... 15 

$150 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

American Express Co. .... $ 60 

Library Bureau, card system ... 54 25 

Maxfield, E. A., services on card system, 95 00 

$149 85 



Sewer Reimbursement. 

Appropriation ..... $3,000 00 

Amount of expenditures . . • $3,000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



Sewer Department, account Norfolk 

avenue drain ..... $3,000 00 



Town Warrant, July 22, 1903. Article 11. 

Appropriation $300 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $300 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Sargent, Mrs. E. F. D., claim for dam- 
ages, Forest avenue .... $300 00 



232 TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 



Town Warrant. Article 15. 

Appropriation ..... $66 67 

Amount of expenditures . . . $66 67 

EXPENDITURES. 

Till, Geo. T., balance of salary as tax 

collector, 1902 $66 67 



Sewer Department. 



Balance on hand March 1, 1903 
Sale of bonds, par value . 
Premium on bonds 
Accrued interest on bonds 
Temporary note, bonds pledged 
Interest on deposits 
Norfolk Ave. drain, reimbursement 
Sewer assessments . 
Miscellaneous receipts 



Amount of expenditures . 
Balance in treasury, 

March 1, 1903 . . $1 
Outstanding order . 



'43 75 
45 75 



$16,210 34 
60,000 00 
623 40 

43 1 6 7 
25,000 00 

2 56 34 
3,000 00 
3,181 42 

139 81 

$107,644 98 



$108,842 98 



Net balance 



1,198 00 

$108,842 98 



1904] 



auditors' report. 
SEWER DEPARTMENT. 



2 33 



EXPENDITURES. 
SALARIES. 

Edgerly, I. Irving, superintendent . $55 00 

Jones, Melvin N., engineer . . 272 50 

Till, George T., clerk for Sewer 

Commissioners .... 170 00 

$497 50 



PAY ROLLS*. 

I9O3. 

August ......... $11 25 

September ..... 53 1 7 

October ....... 13 00 

November . 88 91 

December ..... 61 90 

1904. 

January ...... 52 00 

February ..... 16 00 



$296 23 



MISCELLANEOUS- 

Adams, John I., labor ... $6 00 

Allen, E. D., labor with team . 15 00 

American Express Co., expressing . 40 

Ames Plough Co., hand cart . . 30 00 

Belben, Nathaniel, stock and labor . 2 5 °45 46 

Boston Daily Advertiser, advertising, 21 25 
Belonga, G. W. , on account of Lyons 

& Mather, contracts . . . 6,515 94 

Boston Herald Co., advertising . 55 87 



Amount carried forward, $8,689 9 2 



2 34 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 



SEWER DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $8,689 9 2 

Blaney, J. W. & Co., supplies . 165 15 

Barnett, James & Co., supplies . 84 16 

Boston & Maine R. R., rent . 40 00 

Boston Woven Hose Co., supplies . 203 52 

Brockway-Smith Corp., supplies . 3 25 

Builders Iron Foundry, supplies . 3 1 74 

Butman, F. L., printing . . 200 00 

Burdett & Williams Co., supplies . 38 y r 

Carlyle, W. J., engineer . . 152 07 
Cheney, E. R., use of pump and 

engine 189 50 

Counter, Octave, engineer . . 43 25 

Collins, C. A., engineer ... 8 75 

Cole, E. J., teaming ... 1 1 84 

Davis & Farnum Mfg. Co., supplies, 1 10 89 

Day, E. F. & Co., bricks . . 811 00 

DeLory, W. A., stock and labor . 121 55 

Doane, Sidney, services ... 2 00 
Edmunds Fire Extinguishing Co., 

supplies .....* 26 50 

Eglee, C. H. Co., contracts . . 27,038 72 

Embree, W. F. & Co. stock and 

labor ...... 4 50 

Evans & Cole, teaming ... 1 75 2 5 
Falcon, Jos. G., contract . . 12,821 08 

French, Abram, freight and labor . 9 87 

Gardner, Peleg, stock and labor . 82 43 

Getchell, B. T., teaming . . 20 00 

Globe- Wernicke Co., card system . 46 60 

Harding, J. W. & Co., supplies . * 4 25 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection 

and Insurance Co., insurance . 100 00 

Haley, Michael, labor ... 22 80 



Amount carried forward, 



$5^259 3° 



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auditors' report. 



2 35 



SEWER DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought f orivard , 




Hastings & Sons Publishing Co., ad- 




vertising ..... 


89 70 


Hayes Foundry Co., supplies . 


223 57 


T T 1 D T"* 111 1 • 

Holmes & Blanchard Co., supplies, 


4,607 75 


Holden, Geo. H. & Co., supplies . 


24 51 


Honors, J3. (_). & Son, fuel 


2,164 °5 


Johnson, Frank H., electrical work, 


44 00 


Kehoe, S. M., use of telephone 


1 95 


King, Geo. F. & Co., supplies 


7 88 


Lampard, G. H., painting signs 


2 4 75 


Lyons & Mather, stock and labor 


176 76 


X X rr~y . i ill 

Lyons, James 1., stock and labor . 


12 08 


Lynn Gas and Electric Co. 


16 S4 


Lynn National Bank, on account of 




0. J. Markee contract 


1,534 00 


Markee, O. J., on account of con- 




tract . . . . 


• 500 00 


Markee, O. J., stock and labor 


3 1 33 


Mayo, F. D., contracts . 


l6 o J 5 3 1 


Morse & Whyte, screens 


511 00 


McDonough, M., contracts 


5,975 68 


Myers, D. J., stock and labor 


23 10 


Nichols, T. P., printing 


7S 00 


Nies, Martin E., stock and labor 


54 60 


New England Statist, advertising 


iS 75 


New England Tel. and Tel. Co. . 


29 79 


North Shore Pub. Co., advertising . 


2 00 


O'Rourke, Thomas, labor 


6 00 


Paine Furniture Co., furniture 


22 50 


Perrin, Seamans & Co., supplies 


J5 1 95 


Peoples' Coal Co., on account of O. 


J. Markee contract 


500 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$84,607 15 



236 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



SEWER DEPARTMENT. 



Amount brought forward, $84,607 15 

Philbrick & Pope, stock and labor . 426 47 

Portland Stone Ware Co., supplies . 521 39 

Police Department, services . . 276 75 

Porter, M. D., insurance . . 163 52 

Puritan Iron Works, copper vane . 30 00 

Quinn, M. L., stock and labor . 46 95 

Rondonti, Louis, engineer . . 2 50 

Roberts, E. B., expense . 2 41 

Roberts, C. K. and W. H., express, 1 50 

Ryan, W. T., labor with team . 141 25 

Rowell, C. G., stock and labor . 5 40 

Shephard, W. E., labor with team . 23 20 

Southard, A. M., typewriting . 1 15 

Sprague & Breed Coal Co., fuel . 261 35 

Stone, Thomas, rents ... 33 00 

Stittings, F. I., supplies ... 1 00 
Swampscott Water Works, supplies 

and water rates .... 77 1 1 
Till, George T., justice of peace and 

supplies, ..... 18 20 

Trefethen, F. L., stock and labor . 68 51 

Tuttle & Edgerly, contracts . . 3 ^95 21 

Tupper, John, supplies ... 16 08 
United States Cast Iron Pipe and 

Foundry Co., supplies . . 7?345 l 9 

Valvoline Oil Co., supplies . . 64 96 

Whitten & Cass, printing . . 21 00 

Worthington, E., engineer . . 9,000 00 



$106,851 25 

RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries ..... $497 5° 

Pay rolls 296 23 

Miscellaneous 106,851 25 



$107,644 98 



1904] 



auditors' report. 



2 37 



SEWER DEPARTMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 



Markee, O. J., reimbursement . $19 10 

Nash, W. G., bags ... 94 46 

Porter, M. D., insurance reimburse- 
ment ...... 9 00 

Roberts, E. B., pipe ... 5 00 

Lynn, City of, reimbursements on 

drain ...... 12 25 



$139 Si 



Swampscott Water Works. 



Balance on hand March 1, 1903 
Interest on deposits 
Receipts .... 

Amount of expenditures, 

including sinking fund, 
Interest on bonds . 
Balance in treasury 

March 1, 1903 . . $2,064 °5 
Outstanding order . . 7 S5 



Net balance 



$5,806 57 
105 46 
21,784 47 



$20,985 30 



00 



2,056 20 



$27,696 50 



$27,696 50 



EXPENDITURES. 



SALARIES 



Bates, Wm. H. 

Haskell, Chas. S. . 

Kehoe, Samuel M. 

Pollard, Kendall, Superintendent 



$200 00 
200 00 
200 00 

1325 00 



$1,925 00 



2 3 8 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



SWAMPSCOTT WATER WORKS. 



PAY ROLLS. 

I9O3. 

March $159 75 

April 181 40 

May ...... 249 94 

J une 34 8 44 

July . . . ... 244 55 

August ....... 214 50 

September ..... 207 08 

October ..... 290 86 

November ..... 511 15 

December ..... 191 75 

1904. 

January . ... . . 101 50 

February ..... 157 25 

$2,858 17 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

American Surety Co., superintend- 
ent's bond ..... $15 00 
Bond, Harold L. & Co., supplies . 26 64 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight . 162 29 
Bourneuf, Louis & Co., supplies . 338 37 
Chapman Valve Co., supplies . 4 28 
Coffin Valve Co., supplies . . 305 65 
Commonwealth Saving Bank, sink- 
ing fund ..... 1,000 00 
Delory, W. A., stock and labor . 81 05 
Drummond, M. J. & Co., supplies . 601 81 
Dunn & McKenzie, blacksmithing 

and supplies . 66 28 

Eastman, F. H., surveying . . 40 00 

Eddy Valve Co., supplies . . 143 00 



Amount carried forward, $2,784 37 



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auditors' report. 



2 39 



SWAMPSCOTT WATER WORKS. 



A j 7 7 J. J? J 

Amount brought forward^ 


$ 2 ,7 8 4 37 


Edison Manufacturing Co., supplies, 


3 61 


Essex Machine Co., labor 


5 18 


Evans & Cole, horse hire 


6 oo 


Falcon, J. G., supplies . 


107 91 


Getchell, B. T., horse hire 


8 75 


Hayes, Maurice, use of wagon 


7 35 


Hays Manufacturing Co., supplies . 


87 5o 


Honors, B. O. & Son, fuel 


37 75 


Houdlette, Fred A. & Son, supplies, 


4^359 6 5 


Holden, G. H. & Co., supplies 


44 54 


Lynn Institute for Savings, sinking 




fund ...... 


5H 45 


Lyons & Mather, stock and labor 


165 67 


Mayo, F. D., supplies 


4 08 


Marblehead Savings Bank, sinking 




fund ...... 


650 00 


McDonough, M., stock and labor 


95 2 94 


Metropolitan Sewerage Board, con- 


tract ...... 


3,500 00 


Newhall, Howard M., commission- 




ers' bonds ..... 


30 00 


Nichols, G. H. & A. L., printing . 


? 75 


Niles, Wm. H., legal services [ . 


60 00 


Owens, J. G., blacksmithing . 


42 65 


Paul, Henry C, insurance 


11 28 


Parsons, Starr, settling claims . 


350 00 


Phillips, Maria, estate of, water pipes 




on Phillips avenue 


300 00 


T-*/-\ 1 1 q iTl K pnriQ 1 1 Pvnpncpc 


172 44 


Philbrick & Pope, stock and labor . 


7 48 


Revere Rubber Co., supplies . 


25 80 


Roberts, C. K. & W. H., expressing, 


7 2 5 


Rowell, C. G., stock and labor 


10 30 


Amount carried forward, 


$14,264 70 



24O TOWN DOCUMENTS. [Feb. 20 

SWAMPSCOTT WATER WORKS. 

Amount brought forward, $14,264 70 

Roby, W. G. & Co., supplies . 190 38 
Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, 

sinking fund .... 650 00 

Salem, City of, taxes ... 14 24 

Shattuck & Delano, supplies . . 7 00 
Security Safe Deposit and Trust Co., 

box rent ..... 7 00 

Smith, A. P., Mfg. Co., supplies . 448 17 

Standard Oil Co., oil 6 25 

Stratton, Frank B., board for horse, 291 00 

Sumner & Goodwin Co., supplies . 281 68 

Till, George T., supplies . . 10 50 

Titus & Poor, stock ... 31 21 



$16,202 13 



RECAPITULATION. 

Salaries . . . . . . $1,925 00 

Pay rolls 2,858 17 

Miscellaneous . . . . 16,202 13 



$20,985 80 



RECEIPTS. 

Laying pipe . . . . $704 95 

Boiler, sale 'of .... 100 00 

Rents ...... 90 25 

Sand chamber, sale of 60 00 

Water receipts .... 20,820 27 

Wood, sale of .... 9 00 



$21,784 47 



1904] 



auditors' report. 241 



State Tax. 

Appropriation ..... $3,500 00 
Amount overdrawn .... 1,525 00 

$5,025 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $5,025 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

I 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts . . $5,025 00 



County Tax. 

Appropriation ..... $5,500 00 
Amount overdrawn .... 1,273 34 

$6,773 34 

Amount of expenditures . . . $6,773 34 



EXPENDITURES. 

County of*Essex ..... $6,773 34 



Sewer Bonds. 

Appropriation . . . . . $3,100 00 
Amount overdrawn .... 1,500 00 

$4,600 00 

Amount of expenditures . . . $4,600 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Colonial National Bank 



$4,600 00 



242 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Interest. 

Appropriation ..... $8,200 00 
Interest on Treasurer's deposits . . 443 95 
Amount overdrawn .... 1,080 91 

$9,724 86 

Amount of expenditures . . . $9,724 86 



EXPENDITURES. 



x 9°3 








Mar. 


9- 


Com. of Mass., Notes 124, 125 and 126 . 


$198 00 


Mar. 


19. 


Colonial National Bank, disc, note 137 . 


360 00 


Mar. 


24. 


T T i • 1 . • r O * XT j , 

Lynn Institution for Savings, Note 107 . 


50 00 


May 


5- 


/-"I 1 • 1 AT . • I T~> 1 T""\ • \7 1 O 

Colonial National Bank, Disc. Note 13b . 


668 40 


May 


12. 


Com. of Mass., Note 94, 96 . 


216 00 


May 


19. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 129, 130 


179 88 


May 


22. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 112, 113 


87 50 


May 


29. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 116, 117 


105 00 


May 


29. 


Loring, lolman & 1 upper, Note 130 


52 70 


June 


4. 


Com. of Mass., Note 119 


no 8^ 


June 


25. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 82, 83 


37 5o 


June 


3°- 


Com. of Mass., Note 120 . 


68 15 


July 


12. 


Com. of Mass., Note 75 


84 37 




3°- 


Lynn Institution for Savings, Note 105 . 


56 25 • 


Aug. 


5- 


Com. of Mass., Note 115 


44 10 


Sept. 


9- 


Com. of Mass., Notes 124, 125 and 126, 


198 00 


Sept. 


24. 


Lynn Institution for Savings, Note 107 . 


50 00 


Sept. 


3°- 


National Security Bank, Note 143 


4 i7 


Nov. 


12. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 94, 95 and 96 


216 00 


Nov. 


19. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 129, 130 


179 88 


Nov. 


22. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 112, 113 


87 50 


Nov. 


29. 


Com. of Mass., Notes 116, 117 . 


105 00 


Nov. 


29. 


Loring, Tolman & Tupper, Note 136 . 


52 70 


Dec. 


4- 


Com. of Mass., Note 119 . . 


1 10 85 


Amount 


carried forward, 


$3,322 80 



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auditors' report. 


2 43 


A?nount 


brought forward, 


$3,322 80 


Dec. 


24. 


Com. of Mass., Note S3 


18 75 


Dec. 


3°- 


Com. of Mass., Note 120 


68 16 


1904 
Jan. 


2. 


Central National Bank (demand) Note . 


260 42 


Jan. 


6. 


Colonial National Bank (11 coupons) 


220 00 


Tan. 


1 2. 


Com. of Mass., Note 75 


84 38 


Jan. 


18. 


Colonial National Bank (7 coupons) 


140 00 


Jan. 


3°- 


Lynn Institution for Savings, Note 105 . 


56 25 


Feb. 


5- 


Com. of Mass., Note 115 • • • 


_L_L IO 


Feb. 


24. 


Jose, Parker & Co., Notes 140, 141, 142, 


IOO OO 


Feb. 


24. 


Commonwealth Savings Bank, Note 139, 


20 OO 






• 


$4>334 86 


Sewer 


bonds, interest ...... 


5>39° 00 








$9,724 S6 



244 town documents. [Feb. 20 

George T. Till, Collector of Taxes, in Account with 
Town of Swampscott. 



1903. 
Dr. 

To amount committed for collection, as 

per assessors' warrant : 
State tax . . . . . 

County tax . . . . . 

Town tax ...... 

Supplementary amount .... 



Excise tax, Boston & Northern R. R. Co., 



Cr. 



Cash paid Benj. O. Honors, Treasurer . $107,500 00 
Discount, 2 per cent, taxes paid on or 

before Oct. 1 x >796 62 

Abatements by assessors . . . 1,141 56 
Uncollected taxes (to be advertised or 

otherwise collected) ... 717 54 



$ni,i55 7 2 



Cash paid Benj. O. Honors, Treasurer 
(excise tax) ..... 



$725 80 



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auditors' report. 



George T. Till, Collector of Taxes, in||Account with 
Town of Swampscott. 

1902. 
Dk. 

Balance uncollected, March 1, 1903 . $3 r 3 5° 

Cr. 

Cash paid Treasurer .... $ 2 45 4° 

Assessors abatements . 34 3° 

To be collected . 33 So 

$3*3 5° 



IT. P. Carroll Estate in Account jwith Town of 
Swampscott. 

1901 . 
Dr. 

Uncollected taxes ..... $89 72 



246 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Benjamin|0. Honors, Treasurer, 



DR. 

To Balance in treasury, March 1, 1903 
Cemeterj Department receipts 
Concrete and curbstones reimbursements 
Corporation tax 
Fire Department receipts 
Health Department reimbursement 
Highway Department receipts 
Interest on Treasurer's deposits 
Library Department, dog tax and receipts 
National Bank tax . 
Park Department receipts 
Permanent Improvement loans — 
Twenty-four $1,000 coupon notes 
Premium on same .... 
Accrued interest on same . 

Police Department reimbursements 
Poor Department reimbursements 
Selectmen's Department receipts . 
School Department receipts . 
State Aid, Chapter 372 .... 
State Aid, Chapter 374 , 
Street railway tax ..... 
Soldiers' Relief Department, reimbursement 
Taxes, 1902, Geo. T. Till, collector 
Taxes, 1903, Geo. T. Till, collector 
Temporary loans ..... 
Town Hall Department receipts 



24,000 00 
188 10 
49 11 



$227,949 75 



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auditors' report. 



247 



In Account with Town of Swampscott. 

CR. 

By County Tax ....... 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts — 

Park, loan sinking fund .... $602 58 

Interest on parks 1,063 42 

Interest on boulevards .... 153 99 

Cost of maintaining parks . . . 585 73 

Cost of maintaining boulevards . . 165 94 

Cost of maintaining Nantasket . 66 76 

Repairs on State highway ... 74 5° 



Interest on notes payable 
Notes paid — 

June 25, 1903, Phillips School loan, 

Note No. 82 

November 12, 1903, Park loan, 

Note No. 94 
September 17, 1903, Temporary loan, 

Note No. 137 
September 30, 1903, Temporary loan, 

Note No. 143 
December 15, 1903, Temporary loan, 

Note No. 138 
January 12, 1904. Phillips School loan, 

Note No. 74 

Selectmen's orders outstanding, 1902-3 
Selectmen's orders outstanding, 1903-4 
Sewer bonds, interest .... 
Sewer bonds — 

Series A, No. 1,2,3. 

" B, »i, . . 

" C, "1, . 

" D, - 1, . . 

State tax 

Balance in treasury, March 1, 1904 



$1,000 00 
4,000 00 

15,000 00 
5,000 00 

25,000 00 
4,500 00 



$3,000 00 
100 00 
1,000 00 
500 00 



$6,773 34 



2,712 92 
4>334 86 



54,500 00 
223 61 
121,860 94 
5,390 00 



4,600 00 
5,025 00 

$205,420 67 
12,529 08 



$227,949 75 



248 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Benjamin O. Honors, Treasurer, 

DR. 



To Balance in treasury, March 1, 1903 
Interest on treasury deposits 

Laying pipe 

Miscellaneous receipts 

Rents . . . 

Water receipts .... 



$5,806 57 
105 46 

704 95 
169 00 
90 25 
20,820 27 



$27,696 50 



Benjamin O. Honors, Treasurer, 



DR. 

1903 



To Balance in treasury, March x. 
Bonds sold ... 
Premium on same 
Accrued interest on same 



Interest on treasurer's deposits 
Lynn, City of, reimbursement 
Markee, O. J., reimbursement 
Miscellaneous receipts .' 
Norfolk avenue drain, reimbursement 
Porter, M. D., insurance reimbursed 
Sewer assessments, Geo. T. Till collector 
Temporary note (bonds pledged) 



$60,000 00 
623 40 
• 43i 67 



$16,210 34 



61,055 07 
256 34 
12 25 
19 10 

99 46 
3,000 00 
9 00 
3,181 42 
25,000 00 



$108,842 98 



Benjamin O. Honors, Treasurer, 

DR. 

To Town balance $12,529 08 

Water balance ...... 2,064 05 

Sewer balance ...... I » 2 43 75 

$15,836 88 



1904] auditors' report. 249 

In Acct. with Town of Swampscott, Water Dept. 

CR. 

By Commissioners' orders ..... $20,977 45 

Water bonds, interest 45655 00 

Balance in treasury, March x, 1904 . . 2,064 °5 



$27,696 50 



In Acct. with Town of Swampscott, Sewer Dept. 

CR. 

By Commissioners' orders ..... $107,599 23 

Balance in treasury, March 1, 1904 . . !> 2 43 75 



$108,842 98 



Summary, March 1, 1904. 

CR. 

By Bank balance, certified by cashier's certificates, $14,391 13 

Cash on hand ...... : >445 75 



$15,836 88 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Notes Payable. 



Date of Note. 


No. 


To whom payable. 


Amount. 


Class. 


Time ' 
in Yrs. 


Rate. 


When 
payable. 


June 25 j 1 $94 


*3 


State of Alass. 


Jj> 1 ,000 00 


A 


10 


3 7S -100 


June 25, 1904 


Vn\- 1-7 lOnr 1 


95 


State of oVXass. 


4)000 00 


B 


9 


3 60—100 


Nov. 12, 1904 


!N"ov. 12, 1S95 


90 


State of IMass. 


4,000 00 


B 


10 


3 60-100 


Nov. 12, 1905 


July 30, 1S97 


10 5 


X-*ynn Inst. Sav'g"S 


3 ,000 00 


E 


10 


3 75-100 


July 30, 1907 


Sept. 24, 1S97 


107 


I^ynn Inst. Sav'g"s 


2. £00 00 


F 


S 


4 


Sept. 24, 1905 


^Vlay 22. 1S99 






2 ? ^00 00 


B 


8 


3 5° _I0 ° 


^\I;iv 22, 1907 


Nfsty 22j 1S99 


n 3 


Cr%] TV-it T? 1 tt L- 

V^lM. .±>tll. IJ.tllK 


2j*JOO 00 


B 


9 


3 50-100 


Alay 22, 190S 


Aug. 5, 1S99 


IT 5 


State of Alass, 


2 ,SoO OO 


C 


9 


3 15-100 


Au £- 5> *9°8 


!N"ov. 2^j 1S99 


116 




3 5 000 00 


D 


9 


3 $0-1 co 


Nov. 29, 190S 


^Jov, 29) I S99 


1 1 7 


State of jYlass. 


3) 000 00 


D 


10 


3 50-100 


Nov. 29, 1909 


June 4, 1900 


119 


State of ]\Iass. 


7,000 00 


D 


6 


3 17-100 


June 4) 1906 


June 3O) 1900 




State of IVIass. 


4)3^0 00 


D 


10 


3 i7~ IO ° 


June 30, 1910 


Sept. 9, 1901 


124 




3) 000 co 


D 


4 


3 3° _IO ° 


Sept. 9, 1905 


Sept. 9) 19^* 


I3 S 


*Nt'it«=> r»f \Tocc 


3 jOOO 00 


D 


6 


3 3 0_I0 ° 


Sept. 9) 1907 


Sept, 9j 190^ 


126 


State of ^Iass 9 


6jOOo 00 


D 


8 


3 30-100 


Sept. 9) 1909 


Mav 19? ^9^^ 


129 


otate 01 mass. 


3,570 00 


D 


8 


3 25-1 co 


May 19, 1910 


XI ay 19? 1902 


J 3° 


Qt'jf^ ni M'icc 
Olalt Ul IVLdoa. 


7,500 00 


D 


9 


3 25-100 


AX ay 19, 191 1 


jifov. 29^ 190^ 


1 3° 






D 


10 


3 40-100 


Nov. 29, 191 2 


Aug. 24, 1903 


139 


Col. Nat. Bank 


1,000 00 


D 


7 


4 


Aug. 24, 1910 


Aug. 24, 1903 


140 


Col. Nat. Bank 


1,000 00 


D 


7 


4 


Aug. 24, 1910 


Aug. 24, 1903 


141 


Col. Nat. Bank 


1,000 00 


D 


7 


4 


Aug. 24, 1910 


Aug. 25, 1903 


142 


Col. Nat. Bank 


3,000 00 


D 


3 


4 


Aug. 25, 1906 


Oct. 17, 1902 




Central Nat. Bank 


25,000 00 






5 


Demand 


July 1, 1902 


1-2 


Col. Nat. Bank 


2,000 00 


D 


8 


4 


July i, 191 1 


July 1, 1902 


3-S 


Col. Nat. Bank 


6,oco 00 


D 


9 


4 


July 1, 1912 


July 1, 1902 


9-1S 


Col. Nat. Bank 


10,000 CO 


D 


10 


4 


July 1, 1913 



Total, $114,770 00 



A. Phillips School Loan. 

B. Park Loan. 

C. Sewer Loan. 



I). 
E. 
F. 



Permanent Improvement Loan. 
Proctor Lot Loan. 
Chemical Laboratory. 



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AUDITORS REPORT. 



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Financial Standing of the Town of Swampscott, 
March 1, 1904. 



RESOURCES. 

Balance in Treasury 
Schedule of Public Property . 
Due for Taxes 

Due from Concrete and Curbstones 
Due from Poor Department 
Due from State Aid, Chapter 372 
Due from State Aid, Chapter 374 



$15,836 88 

373»9 I 3 34 
841 06 

293 30 

822 72 

1 12 00 

2,998 00 

$394> 8l 7 3° 



LIABILITIES. 
NOTES PAYABLI 



Due in 1904 
Due in 1905 
Due in 1906 
Due in 1907 
Due in 1908 
Due in 1909 
Due in 1910 
Due in 191 1 
Due in 191 2 
Due in 19 13 
Due on demand 



Water Bonds due 1928 



$5,000 00 
9,500 00 

10,000 00 
8,500 00 
8,300 00 
9,000 00 

10,870 00 
9,500 00 
9,100 00 

10,000 00 

25,000 00 

$114,770 00 
$140,000 00 



SEWER BONDS. 



Series A ($3,000, due annually) 
Series B ($100 due annually) . 
Series C ($1,000 due annually) 
Series D ($500, due annually) 

Orders outstanding, 1902-3 
Orders outstanding, 1903-4 



$120,000 00 
4,000 00 



000 00 



20,000 00 



40 



$184,000 00 
60 90 
700 83 



$439.53! 73 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Statistics of the 
Town of Swampscott, 1868-1904. 





ASSESSORS' VALUATION MAY 


1. 


MARCH 1. 




Real 


Personal 


Total 


Rate 
Taxes 


< 


Notes 


W 


Estate 


Property 


V ALU AT ION 


per 
$1,000 


> 


Payable 




1903 


$5> I 35> I2 4 


$4,286,981 


$9,422,105 


Cpl I .J5O 


1904 


$114,770 00 




4,762,665 


1,744,874 


6-507,539 




T903 


75,270.00 


1 90 1 


4,668,985 


1,598,745 


6,267,730 


1 00 


1902 


70,600.00 


1 90O 


4,446,900 


1,138,275 


5,585,175 


1 1 .00 


1901 


68,100.00 


1899 


4,200,175 


1,199,045 


5,399,220 


t t rr» 


1900 


64,300.00 


1898 


4> I 35,5 8 2 


i,3 l8 ,59! 


5,454^73 


14.OO 


1899 


59,000.00 


i8qt 
109/ 


3>997,975 


1,304,163 


5,302,138 


1 2 .OO 


1898 


71,000.00 


1896 


3,896,059 


1,245,245 


5,14^304 


1 2 .OO 


1897 


78,250.00 


i8q? 


3,756,900 


1,444,947 


5,201,847 


12 .OO 


1896 


84,500.00 


1894 


3 ; 6i9,5 2 5 


1,529,675 


5,149,200 


1 1 .OO 


1895 


66,333.30 


t8o-2 


3 ? 439>975 


1,649,953 


5,989,928 


1 1 .OO 


1894 


71,166.66 


1892 


3, 2 7i,279 


1,504,170 


4,775,449 




1893 


37,499-99 


1891 


3,122,350 


i,77i-373 


4,893,72 3 


IO OO 


1892 


4 2 ,333-32 




3,001,550 


i,857,777 


4,859-3 2 7 


IO OO 


1891 


48,666.66 


1889 


2,585,431 


i,453,3 QI 


4,038,.73 2 


8.4O 


1890 


52,500.00 


1888 


2,465,256 


1,501,530 


3,966,792 


8.5O 


1889 


56,000.00 


1887 


2,417,556 


1,288,498 


3,706,054 


8.00 


1 888 


57,500.00 


1886 


2,383,055 


1,275,405 


3,658,460 


9-5° 


1887 


55,500.00 


1885 


2 ,365,280 


1,130,863 


3,496,143 


9.00 


loot) 


47,5°°-oo 


1884 


2.371,610 


1,135,215 


3-506.S2 5 


I I .00 


1885 


49,000.00 


1883 


2,259,855 


1,589,566 


3,849,4! 1 


8^50 


1884 


50,500.00 


1882 


2,228,330 


1,264,938 


3,493.268 


6.00 


1883 


49,000.00 


1881 


2,121,080 


807,159 


2,928,239 


7.20 


1882 


30,500.00 


1880 


1,991,880 


i,i33,247 


3> I2 5,!27 


7.00 


l88l 


31,750,00 


1879 


1,930,205 


418.904 


2,349,109 


8.30 


l88o 


39,424.80 


1878 


2,049,980 


384,841 


2,434,821 


8.00 


1879 


42,424.00 


1877 


2,041,935 


340>3 2 3 


2,382,258 


8.50 


1878 


42,424.80 


1876 


2,108,462 


360,961 


2,469,423 


12.00 


1877 


45,524.80 


1875 


2,074,850 


389,44! 


2,464,291 


10.00 


1876 


50,224.80 


1874 


2,028,875 


457,260 


2.486,135 


11.00 


1875 


51,432.80 


1873 


1,949,225 


460,867 


2,410,792 


12. OO 


1874 


50.342-50 


1872 


1,854,750 


578,000 


2,432,750 


9-50 


1873 


47,068.00 


1871 


1,598,800 


504,073 


2,102,873 


9-50 


1872 


43,150.00 


1870 


i,332,57o 


508,564 


1,843-134 


10.00 


187I 


38,745.00 


1869 


1,244,120 




1,557,834 


II. 20 


187O 


3i,545-oo 


1868 


1 ,141,020 


347-173 


1,488,193 


11.50 


1869 


33,745.00 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



255 



Assessors' Valuation of the Town of Swampscott, 
May 1, 1903. 

Table of aggregates of polls, property and taxes as assessed 



May 1, 1903 : 

Number of residents assessed on property . 763 
All others 25 

788 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, 224 
All others 19 

243 

Number of persons assessed on property . I i°3 I 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 802 

1,833 

Number of male polls assessed . . . 1 ,275 

Tax on each poll ...... $2 00 

Value of assessed personal estate . . . $4,286,981 00 

Value of assessed real estate, buildings . . $2,969,635 00 
Value of assessed real estate, land . . . 2,165,489 00 



Total real estate . . . . . $5,135,124 00 

Total valuation of assessed estate, May 1, 1903, $9,422,105 00 

Tax for State, County and Town purposes, including over- 
layings : 

On personal estate ...... $49,300 18 

On real estate ...... 59?°53 75 

On polls ....... 2,550 00 

Total ... . . . . . . $110,903 93 

Rate of tax per $1,000 . . . . . $11 50 

Number of horses assessed .... 319 

Number of cows assessed .... 90 

Number of neat cattle other than cows . . 1 

Number of dwelling houses assessed . . 1,099 

Number of acres of land assessed . . . I ?^75 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Auditors' Remarks. 



To the Citizens of Swampscott : 

We herewith present for your consideration the fifty-second 
Annual Report of the Town, for the fiscal year ending March 1, 
1904. 

The accounts of the several departments have been carefully 
examined and found to be correct and proper vouchers on file for 
payments made. 

The Treasurer's accounts have been audited quarterly, and we 
have on file bank cashiers' certificates for balance of each 
quarter's auditing. 

The Treasurer has during the past year adopted a new special 
column cash book, which is a great improvement over the old 
style. 

The Water Board Sinking Fund has been carefully looked 
over, bonds examined, and balance found to be correct. 

We would recommend that the Water Board establish a card 
system for their water rentals, and semi-annually render an 
account of the amount of bills rendered, cash received and 
amount uncollected. 

The items of receipts can be found by referring to the different 
departments as they appear in the Treasurer's account. 

Owing to the great increase in the duties of Clerk of the Board 
of Selectmen, we would recommend that the Town vote to 
increase the salary of that position. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN B. EARP, 
HERMAN F. ASHTON, 
L. FRANK CAHOON, 
Auditors. 



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TOWN WARRANT. 257 



Town Warrant, 1904. 



ESSEX, ss. 

1 o either of the Constables of the Town of Szvamftscott, in 
said County, GREE7ING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are 
directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Swamps'- »• , 
qualified to vote in elections and in Town affairs, to meet the 
Town Hall in said Swampscott, on Monday, the twenty-first day 
of March, current, at six o'clock in the forenoon, then and there 
to act on the following articles, viz : 

Article i. To choose a Moderator to preside in said m 
ing. 

Art. 2. To choose a Town Clerk for one (i) year. 

To choose a Board of Selectmen for the year 
ensuing. 

To choose one member of the Board of Assessors 
for three (3) years. 

To choose a Town Treasurer for one (1) year. 

To choose a Collector of Taxes for the year ensuing. 

To choose one member of the School Committee 
for two (2) years. 

To choose one member of the School Committee 
for three (3) years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Public Library for three (3) years. 

To choose a Board of Auditors for the year ensuing. 



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[Feb. 20 



To choose one Overseer of the Poor for three (3) 
years. 

To choose one member of the Board of Health for 
three (3) years. 

To choose a Surveyer of Highways for the year 
ensuing. 

To choose three Constables for the year ensuing. 

To choose a Park Commissioner for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Water Commissioner for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Sewer Commissioner for three (3) 
years. 

To choose a Tree Warden for the year ensuing. 
All to be chosen on one ballot. 

Art. 3. To vote by ballot "Yes" or "No" upon the 
question : Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating 
Liquors in this Town. 

Art. 4. To hear and act upon the reports of the Auditing 
Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the School Committee, the 
Board of Trustees of the Public Library, the Engineers of the 
Fire Department, the Superintendent of Cemetery, the Board of 
Health, the Chief of Police, the Milk Inspector, the Committee 
on Street Lights, the Water Commissioners, the Surveyor of 
Highways, the Inspector of Cattle, Provisions, etc., the Park 
Commissioners, the Sewer Commissioners, the Tree Warden, 
the Committee to regain Kings Beach, the Committee on sale 
of Pest House and the Committee on purchase of land at Hay 
Scales. 

Art. 5. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary 
to defray Town charges for the ensuing year, and make appro- 
priations therefor. 



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Art. 6. To see if the Town will accept the list of names 
for Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Art. 7. To see what amount of bonds will be required of 
the Town Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow money 
in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 9. To see what amount of bonds will be required of 
the Collector of Taxes for the year ensuing. 

Art. 10. To see what action the Town will take in regard to 
the collection of taxes, and what rate of discount, if any, will be 
allowed for prompt payment on or before a certain date. 

Art. 11. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
one hundred and seventy-five ($175) dollars to be placed in 
the hands of James L. Bates Post, 118, G. A. R., toward de- 
fraying the expenses of Memorial Day. 

Art. 12. To see what action the Town will take to fix 
the amount of salary for Town officials for the ensuing year. 

Art. 13. To see what rate of interest the Town will charge 
on taxes not paid before November 1 of the year in which they 
are assessed. 

Art. 14. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to placing the Collection of Ashes under the supervision of the 
Superintendent of Streets, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for. 

Art. 15. To see what action the Town will take to surrender 
the lease of William C. Stone to the Town of Swampscott, for 
use of dump near pumping station. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Art. 16. To see what action the Town will take to erect 
and maintain a Fire Alarm Box, near 278 Humphrey street, 
and appropriate money for the same as petitioned for. 

Art. 17. To fix the compensation to be paid to the Sewer 
Commissioners for services rendered prior to the current year 
(or the year just closed, as the case may be), and to take any 
action which the Town may see fit in relation to such compen- 
sation. 

Art. 18. To see if the Town will extend the Marshall street 
drain to a point opposite the estate of Mrs. Honors, or devise 
some other means of caring for the surface water beween those 
points, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 19. To see if the Town will construct a catch basin, 
near 116 on the State road, and appropriate money for the same, 
as petitioned for. 

Art, 20. To see what action the Town will take, that any 
one desiring to have a water meter shall be permitted to have the 
same, by applying for the same, to the Water Board, and shall 
have it put in, and any person having a meter put in their house 
shall p:iy the price of the meter, and the rates shall be the same 
as in Lynn, Mass., as petitioned for. 

Art. 21. To see what action the Town will take to widen 
Orient street, near the junction of Humphrey street and take 
land therefor, also to remove the Hay Scales from their present 
location to some favorable location on the Town's land on Pine 
street, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 22. To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 49 of the Revised Laws of Massachusetts 
relating to sewers, drains and sidewalks. 

Art. 23. To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Chapter 101 of the Revised 
Laws of Massachusetts relative to common nuisances. 



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26l 



Art. 24. To see if the Town will vote to accept the pro- 
visions of Sections 20 and 21 of Chapter 25 of the Revised Laws 
of Massachusetts relative to public baths. 

Art. 25. To see what action the Town will take with refer- 
ence to establishing Public Baths in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Chapter 25, Revised Laws, and appropriate money for 
the same. 

Art. 26. To see if the Town will vote to reimburse the 
Sewer Department the sum of $377.44, this amount having been 
spent on repairs of Norfolk avenue drain. 

Art 27. To see if the Town will authorize and direct that 
the rate of interest to be paid upon bonds of the Swampscott 
Sewerage Loan, Series E, F and G, amounting to $35,000, be 
increased from three and a half per centum per annum, as now 
authorized, to four per centum per annum, and to take any 
other action in relation to the rate of interest to be paid upon 
said bonds or as to the negotiation and sale of said bonds. 

Art. 28. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to paving gutters on Crescent street and appropriate money for 
the same, as petitioned for. # 

Art. 29. To see what action the Town will take, if any, in 
relation to providing a public playground for the use of the 
children, and appropriate money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 30. To see what action the Town will take for pro- 
viding the Superintendent of Streets with a horse and vehicle, 
and also pay for the maintenance of same, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 31. To see if the Town will appropriate $89.72 for 
the purpose of abating taxes to that amount which M. P. Carroll, 
late Tax Collector of the Town, was unable to collect, and 
which are uncollectable. 



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TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



[Feb. 20 



Art. 32. To see if the Town will vote to extend the system 
of sewerage through Ingalls Terrace, and appropriate money for 
the same. 

Art. 33. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money for the improvement and resurfacing of Farragut Road, 
as petitioned for. 

Art. 34. To see if the Town will accept Mapledale Avenue, 
as laid out by the Selectmen, and appropriate money for the 
same. 

Art. 35. To see if the Town will lease a piece of land on 
Pine Street, near the Water Works to the Women's Relief Corps, 
for the purpose of erecting a Grand Army Hall, as petitioned for. 

Art. 36. To see if the Town will clear out the water courses 
running through the Rowe land between Salem and Humphrey 
streets, and lower the bed of the culverts on said streets, so that 
water now held back will flow off to the sea, and appropriate 
money for the same, as petitioned for. 

Art. 37. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$500 for paving and grading land at the engine house, at Phillips 
beach. 

Art. 38. To see if the Town will direct that Redington 
street, from the hydrant at the D. P. Stimson place down to 
Humphrey street, be watered during the summer months. 

The polls to be closed at sunset. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Town Hall, Depot, Post Office, and three 
other public and conspicuous places in the Town, seven days at 
least before the time of holding said meeting. 



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263 



Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hand this seventh day of March in the year 
nineteen hundred and four. 

/ 

JOSEPH M. BASSETT, 
CLARENCE B. DELANO, 
MARTIN L. QUINN, 

Selectmen of Szva??ipscott . 

A true copy. Attest : 

Richard G. Gillev, 

Constable. 



TOWN DOCUMENTS. 



FIFTY-THIRD 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Town of Swampscott, Mass. 
For the Year Ending February 28, 1905. 




LYNN, MASS. 
Frank S. Whitten, Printer 
1905 



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